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42-106708

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Rodeo mission to Montdidier. Engine showing low oil pressure, pilot turned for home, escorting fighters lost contact in vicinity of Abbeville, belly landed in vicinity of Verchocq. Lt Robert A Browning POW 3-Jun-44 MACR 5510.

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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Browning

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Rodeo mission to Montdidier in P-51B 42-106708. Engine showing low oil pressure, turned for home, escorting fighters lost contact in vicinity of Abbeville, belly landed in vicinity of Verchocq...

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
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Verchocq, France 3 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Rodeo mission to Montdidier. Engine showing low oil pressure, pilot turned for home, escorting fighters lost contact in vicinity of Abbeville, belly landed in vicinity of Verchocq. Lt Robert A Browning POW 3-Jun-44 MACR 5510.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2017 14:57:30 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28617819
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Browning%2C+Ro...
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106708&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2017 14:56:26 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28617819
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Browning%2C+Ro...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5510 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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