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42-106921

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to Lt Emory G Johnson. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak and crash landed near Kaegsdorf pilot Lt Joseph E Shupe prisoner of war (POW) 21-May-44. MACR 5001.

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...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Vincent Ambrose

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 92 missions, 325 hours. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Emory Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Aug. 1944-Feb. 1945, 270 hours, P-51B 42-106921, P-51D 44-14773

  • Joseph Shupe

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome in P-51D 42-106921, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak and crash landed near Kaegsdorf pilot Lt Joseph E Shupe...

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 Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Kägsdorf, 18230 Bastorf, Germany 21 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak and crash landed near Kaegsdorf pilot Lt Joseph E Shupe prisoner of war (POW) 21-May-44. MACR 5001.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 15:38:08 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106921&Submit=...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106921&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28656393

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

MACR 5001 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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