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44-13725

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Frankfurt. Became separated from squadron in overcast. Pilot Lt John E Bauer Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8545.

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. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Bauer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Frankfurt in P-51 'Georgetta' 44-13725. Became separated from squadron in overcast. Pilot Lt John E Bauer Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8545. Awards: PH.

Places

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed NE of Paris, France 1 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Frankfurt. Became separated from squadron in overcast. Pilot Lt John E Bauer Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8545.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2016 14:36:33 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-13725&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28674336

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

MACR 8545 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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