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42-106452

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Metz. 28-Aug-44. Pilot Lt William W Tolby Evaded (EVD). MACR 8398.

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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Burlingame

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean Medal. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean and Vietnam wars rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

  • William Tolby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Evaded (EVD) on 28 Aug 44 in P=51 'Buzz Boy' #42106452

Places

  • 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 1943

Built at North American.

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Metz, France 28 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Metz. 28-Aug-44. Pilot Lt William W Tolby Evaded (EVD). MACR 8398.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2017 10:11:08 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=42-106452&Submit=...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106452&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28709975

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8398 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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