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44-14998

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 2nd Scout Force, 8AF. Transferred to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Stuttgart. Belly landed in near Freudenstadt. 25-Feb-45. Pilot Lt Alston L Brown Evaded (EVD). MACR 12738.

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. ...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 2nd Scouting Force
  • 359th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Alston Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Stuttgart. Belly landed in P-51D 44-14998 near Freudenstadt. 25-Feb-45. Evaded (EVD). ...

  • Charles Rodebaugh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

Places

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 2nd Scout Force, 8AF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1945

Transferred to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF.

Crashed Freudenstadt, Germany 25 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Stuttgart. Belly landed near Freudenstadt. 25-Feb-45. Pilot Lt Alston L Brown Evaded (EVD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2017 20:27:14 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=44-14998&Submit=S...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28830245

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

MACR 12738 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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