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44-13971

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Major George F Ceuleers. Re-assigned to Lt Clyde K Voss. Failed to Return (FTR) area support Arnhem area. Hit by ground fire strafing woods north of Arhem, streaming oil baled out when A/C caught fire pilot Lt Voss rescued by Dutch civilians (EVD) 23-Sep-44. MACR 9153

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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Ceuleers

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 2 x Tours of Duty (ETD 2). Credited 10.5 kills. Awards: DSC, DFC (4OLC), AM, WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign, National Defense Service, Longevity Service (OLC), UN and Korean medals.

  • Herbert Chesney

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill on 15-Aug-44. Returned to Flying Duty. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clyde Voss

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Damaged by fighters and landed in Sweden on 23 Sep 44 in P-51 'Priss IV' 44-13971.

Missions

  • 646

    23 September 1944

Places

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 1944

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Sth of Doorn, Netherlands 23 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) area support Arnhem area. Hit by ground fire baled out when A/C caught fire pilot Lt Voss rescued by Dutch civilians (EVD) 23-Sep-44. MACR 9153

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 20:33:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13971&Submit=Search
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=49963
http://www.fighter-aces.com/aircraft/allied/american/north-american-must...
Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force By Jerry Scutts

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9153 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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