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44-14988

P-51 Mustang

P-51D Mustang 44-14988 'Herbert' Assigned to 369th FS, 359th FG, 8th AF, Roy William Evans assigned A/C. 26-11-44 Damaged Bf109 Kassel pilot Roy W Evans. 26-11-44. Destroyed Bf109 Kassel pilot Roy W Evans.
Lost on mission 875 - 9th Mar 45 - engine failure pilot Lt. Arthur B Morris bailed safely Frinton-on-Sea, RTD.

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

  • René Burtner

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Saint Dizier. Crashed near Sompuis on 18 Aug 44 in P-51B serial number 43-12186, assigned aircraft of Captain Gilbert R Ralston Jr. Hit by flak while strafing airdrome and evaded...

  • Roy Evans

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    As a youth, he was raised on a ranch near Santa Rosa, California. When his parents separated, he and his siblings lived with an English couple. While working at the railroad he wanted to be able to serve in defence of his country, so he took up...

  • Arthur Morris

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (13OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN Medal.

Missions

  • 875

    9 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

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 1943

Built by North American.

Delivered United States 1943

To USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford, Norfolk IP24, UK September 1944

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

E/A Damaged Kassel, Germany 26 November 1944

Damaged Bf109 Kassel pilot Roy W Evans. 26-11-44.

E/A Kill Kassel, Germany 26 November 1944

Destroyed Bf109 Kassel pilot Roy W Evans. 26-11-44.

Crashed Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, UK 9 March 1945

Lost on mission 875 - 9th Mar 45 - engine failure pilot Lt. Arthur B Morris bailed safely Frinton-on-Sea, RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 22:25:56 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM DB Photo caption.

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 22:24:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-14988
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-14988
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_evans_r_w.php

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