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42-106460

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville. Pilot Lt Leroy J Allain Jr baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). 13-Aug-44. MACR 7603.

Service

Units

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • LeRoy Allain

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville in P-51B 42-106460. Baled out. ...

  • William Furr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 352nd Fighter Group

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 76730 Royville, France 13 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission, hit by flak strafing targets of opportunity, crashed at Royville. Pilot Lt Leroy J Allain Jr baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). 13-Aug-44. MACR 7603.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2016 13:00:25 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=42-106460&Submit=...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=7603&Submit=Go

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

MACR 7603 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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