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44-13857

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) hit by flak crashed near Orleans 13-Aug-44. Lt Loren L Montgomery Evaded (EVD) MACR 8123.

Service

Units

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Loren Montgomery

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Crashed near Orleans on 13 Aug 44 after hit by flak in P-51 #4413857. MACR does not list fate of pilot

  • Wayne Moore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Crashed near Mildenhall, Suffolk due to lack of fuel on a administration flight in MILES MASTER M-9A AC#DL679on 29 Feb 1944. RTD.

Missions

Places

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Orléans, France 13 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) hit by flak crashed near Orleans 13-Aug-44. Lt Loren L Montgomery Evaded (EVD) MACR 8123.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2018 22:03:52 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29023514?terms=42-106942
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106942&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29406686
http://361fg.com/374fs.htm

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

MACR 8123 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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