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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 107TRS, 67TRG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) visual recon mission to Aachen, Germany. Last heard of chasing a lone Fw190 and closing on him. Presumed either hit by flak or bounced and shot down. 23-Dec-44 Pilot 1Lt Charles J Smith Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11406.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    The four Squadrons of the 67th Recon Group (12th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 107th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron; 109th Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron and 153rd Observation - later Reconnaissance Squadron)...

People

  • Charles Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Assigned to 107TRS, 67TRG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) visual recon mission to Aachen, Germany. Last heard of chasing a lone Fw190 and closing on him. Presumed either hit by flak or bounced and shot down. 23-Dec-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

Places

  • Middle Wallop

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber station with a grass airfield, concrete perimeter track and hardstandings, Middle Wallop opened as a training base in April 1940, before construction was complete. Used as an RAF day-fighter and night-fighter base during 1940...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20, UK 1944

Assigned to 107TRS, 67TRG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Eupen, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) visual recon mission to Aachen, Germany. Last heard of chasing a lone Fw190 and closing on him. Presumed either hit by flak or bounced and shot down. 23-Dec-44 Pilot 1Lt Charles J Smith Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11406.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2017 10:05:05 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/319256804
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11406 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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