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44-13602

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Howard L Fogg. Re-assigned to Lt Thomas S Lane. A/C abandoned over English Channel, Lt Lane bailed out over and drowned. 13-Jul-44. KIA.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Richard Bishop

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 270 Hrs on 72 missions. Credited 1 destroyed, 1 x damaged [Air], 1 x destroyed [Ground]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Transferred to the 70th Replacement Depot. ...

  • Howard Fogg

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    May 1943-May 1944, 76 missions, 271 hours, P-51D 44-13762 'Moose Nose'. ...

  • Thomas Lane

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    April 1943-Aug. 1944, 300 hours, P-51C 42-103602

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 30 June 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed English Channel 13 July 1944

A/C abandoned over English Channel, Lt Lane bailed out over and drowned. 13-Jul-44. KIA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 20:24:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13602&Submit=S...
Fogg in the Cockpit: Howard Fogg Master Railroad Artist, World War II Fighter Pilot by Richard P Fogg.

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