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P-51 Mustang

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. ...

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (339th Fighter Group)

People

  • William Jones

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Munich. Bounced by enemy fighter in vicinity of Stuttgart and baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). 11-Sep-44 MACR 8696 Awards: DFC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Martin Nay

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Evaded (EVD) crashed near Kemplich on 5 Sep 44 in P-51 #4413828

Places

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Fowlmere, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 5 July 1944

Taxiing accident due to structural failure, damaged CAT 3, Fowlmere, Cambs, England. Pilot Martin N. Nay.

Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2015 19:07:54 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk

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

MACR 8696 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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