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43-24761

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Brought down strafing rail carriages, ammunition carriage exploded as he flew over it near Thionville 26-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Sherman Armsby Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8538.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Sherman Armsby

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 5.5 destroyed, 2 damaged. Destroyed 3 x Bf109's on a single mission dated 20-Jul-44. Brought down strafing rail carriages, ammunition carriage exploded as he flew over...

Places

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 57100 Thionville, France 24 August 1944

Brought down strafing rail carriages, ammunition carriage exploded as he flew over it near Thionville 26-Aug-44. Pilot 1st Lt Sherman Armsby Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8538.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2016 16:02:18 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=24761
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=43-24761&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28673486/?terms=Sherman%20Armsby

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8538 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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