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P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 3rd Scouting Force

    3rd Scouting Force

    Group
    The 3rd Scouting Force was unique in that it operated P-51s and B-17s simultaneously, flying weather reconnaissance and escort missions for the 8th Air Force's Bomb Groups. ...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

People

  • John Stein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot; Fighter Pilot | 3rd Scouting Force
    On April 3, 1945, Stein was escorting bombers to Kiel, Germany when his scouting flight was engaged and fired on by friendly P-51s of the 359th Fighter Group. Stein's aircraft was hit and went into a flat spin at 14,000 feet. The right wing came off,...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 3 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13964 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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