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44-13804

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg, hit by flak in coolant system, strafing a train between Osnabrook and Hannover, heading for base with a failing engine, abandoned A/C near Hilversum, 8-Nov-44. Capt Earl R Fryer Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10440.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Kenneth Crawford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Ruhland, Germany, shot down Bf109 and last seen having set off after second, shot down near Oberhof in P-51D 'One Mustang' 44-13723 11-Sep-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8681. ...

  • Earl Fryer

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 544FS, 478FG USAAF. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg in P-51D 'Spunktown' 44-13804, hit by flak in coolant system, strafing a train between Osnabrook and Hannover, heading for base with a...

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 Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 1944

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Hilversum, Netherlands 8 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg, hit by flak in coolant system, strafing a train between Osnabrook and Hannover, heading for base with a failing engine, abandoned A/C near Hilversum, 8-Nov-44. Pilot Capt Earl R Fryer Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10440.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2016 23:08:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13804&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Fryer%2C+Earl+...
https://www.fold3.com/image/29249412/?terms=Earl%20R%20Fryer

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

MACR 10440 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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