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Mosquito

Shot down over Emkendorf, northen Germany, during a blue stocking, weather mission. 21st Jan 45. Friendly fire, from P-51 Mustang, port engine knocked, Observer was wounded and rendered unconscious, whist A/C in spin, pilot managed to hook on the parachute to the Observers harness and push him out the access hatch and bail out. Observer was recovered to the local fire house and died from his wounds, pilot made POW. 1 KIA / 1 POW. MACR 11912.

Service

Units

People

  • Ralph Fisher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    KIA Shot down over Germany during a blue stocking, weather mission Was part of the "frantic Joe" shuttle mission to the USSR in early 1944. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

  • Jerry Roberts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    POW on 1 Jan 45 was shot down over Germany during weather mission.

Places

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed To Return FTR Emkendorf, Germany 21 January 1945

Shot down over Emkendorf, northen Germany, during a blue stocking, weather mission. 21st Jan 45. Friendly fire, from P-51 Mustang, port engine knocked, Observer was wounded and rendered unconscious, whist A/C in spin, pilot managed to hook on the parachute to the Observers harness and push him out the access hatch and bail out. Observer was recovered to the local fire house and died from his wounds, pilot made POW.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2015 10:49:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmat.asp?theAT=Mos+XVI&Submit3=Go MACR details.
http://www.fold3.com/image/46710957/ MACR details.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11912 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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