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44-15022

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Richard I Barrett. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Hamm, A/C slipped out of formation losing 8,000 ft, possibly as a result of Annoxia and after a snap roll, dived into the deck. 26 Nov 44 Lt Huey R Coward POW. MACR 10540.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron
  • 38th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Richard Barrett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 3 x missions. Credited with 1 x air kill and 1 x ground kill. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Hamm. After strafing Vörden aerodrome, possibly hit by flak crashed near Vörden on 26-Nov-44 in P-51D 'Purple...

  • Huey Coward

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Hamm in P-51D 44-15022. Suspected victim of Anoxia, as dove into ground and exploded at Emlichheim. Killed in Action (KIA) 26-Nov-44 MACR 10540 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

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

Crashed 49824 Emlichheim, Germany 26 November 1944

Lost 26 Nov 44 - Lt Huey R Coward POW MACR 10540.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 September 2016 11:10:27 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=44-15022&Submit=S...
https://www.fold3.com/image/29250566
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=10540&Submit=Go

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

MACR 13240 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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