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44-13679

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Chaumont, after strafing ground targets A/C lost oil pressure and was abandoned, crashed near Epioux on 10-Aug-44. Pilot Lt Lee Anderson Evaded (EVD) MACR 7764.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Lee Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Chaumont, after strafing ground targets, A/C had oil failure, crashed near Epioux on 10-Aug-44 in P-51D 44-13679. Evaded (EVD). MACR 7764. Completed (End) Tour of Duty ...

Places

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 6821 Epioux, Belgium 10 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Chaumont, after strafing ground targets A/C lost oil pressure and was abandoned, crashed near Epioux on 10-Aug-44. Pilot Lt Lee Anderson Evaded (EVD) MACR 7764.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 09:53:37 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13679&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-13679
https://www.fold3.com/image/29437592

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2016 19:40:36 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13679&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-13679
https://www.fold3.com/image/29437592

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7764 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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