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43-6867

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Glendon Davis

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 7.5 x E/A destroyed. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Bourges in P-51B 43-6867 'Pregnant Polecat'. Mechanical failure, caused his baleout near Bourges, France 28-Apr-44; Evaded capture (EVD). MACR 4411. ...

Places

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 28 April 1944

Pilot Glendon V Davis bailed out over France and evaded capture. MACR 4411 and E&E report 1635.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2018 16:56:01 Pyker Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events and place associations
Sources

Updated entry in order that incorrect entry may be deleted. Sourced from my files and those of Ted Damick.

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

MACR 4411 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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