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42-106904

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Brunswick shot down in combat with Fw190 crashed at Wunstorf 1Lt Stanley E Sackett Killed in Action (KIA) 8-May-44 MACR 4537.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Stanley Sackett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Brunswick in P-51D 42-106904 shot down in combat with Fw190 crashed at Wunstorf Killed in Action (KIA) 8-May-44 MACR 4537. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), PH.

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wunstorf, Germany 8 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Brunswick shot down in combat with Fw190 crashed at Wunstorf 1Lt Stanley E Sackett KIA 8-May-44 MACR 4537.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 18:30:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106904&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4537 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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