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44-14710

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12319.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Earl Abbott

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan...

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Aachen, Germany 24 January 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12319.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2016 17:04:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-14710&Submit=S...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12319 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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