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44-13818

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Lonnewitz, engine failed, A/C abandoned Limberg, Germany 2-Mar-45 pilot 1st Lt Samuel F Anderson POW. MACR 12873.

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

  • Dudley Amoss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 59 Missions credited with 5.5 kills and 1.5 destroyed [Ground]. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Hopsten aerodrome. Hit by flak, limped towards friendly territory in Belgium, belly landed near Arnhem in P...

  • Samuel Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. On his second mission, Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Lonnewitz, engine failed, A/C P-51D 'Mah Ideel' 44-13818 abandoned Limberg, Germany 2-Mar-45 pilot 1st Lt Samuel F Anderson POW. MACR 12873.

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 CO6, UK 1944

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

Crashed Limberg, 32361 Preußisch Oldendorf, Germany 2 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Lonnewitz, engine failed, A/C abandoned Limberg, Germany 2-Mar-45 pilot 1st Lt Samuel F Anderson POW. MACR 12873.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2016 18:08:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13818
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-13818
https://www.fold3.com/image/28831673

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

MACR 12873 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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