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44-15266

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Ruhland 2-Mar-45 belly landed 10 miles SE Ruhland. Pilot Lt Raymond M Bank POW. MACR 12867.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Raymond Bank

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 5 x kills. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Ruhland 2-Mar-45 belly landed 10 miles SE Ruhland. POW. MACR 12867. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 1944

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Ruhland, Germany 2 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Ruhland 2-Mar-45 belly landed 10 miles SE Ruhland. Pilot Lt Raymond M Bank POW. MACR 12867.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2016 19:37:26 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-15266&Submit=S...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28831622

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

MACR 12867 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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