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42-106870

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Beziers, France crashed near Chateauroux pilot Lt Victor E Denti Killed in Action (KIA) 5-Jul-44 MACR 6791.

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

  • Victor Denti

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Beziers, France in P-51 42-106870 crashed near Chateauroux Killed in Action (KIA) 5-Jul-44 MACR 6791.

  • Norman Fortier

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    With a private license, Norman ('Bud') joined the Army Air Force in January 1942, went through flight training and graduated with Class 43-A. Was one of the first pilots of the newly formed 354th FS, built fighter time in the P-40 and P-47, sailed for...

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 California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

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

Crashed 36000 Châteauroux, France 5 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Beziers, France crashed near Chateauroux pilot Lt Victor E Denti Killed in Action (KIA) 5-Jul-44 MACR 6791.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2017 19:32:49 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106870&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106870&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29101299

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

MACR 6791 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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