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42-106467

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 77FS 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear allowing his colleagues to destroy the A/C. 2-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6698.

Service

Units

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 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...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron
  • 77th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Stephen Andrew

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 9 air to air kills. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear...

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...

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

Transferred to 77FS 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 20 April 1944

Mid Air Collision Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 3 damage Stephen W Andrew, 20-Apr-44.

486FS 352FG 8AF.

Crashed Budapest, Hungary 2 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear allowing his colleagues to destroy the A/C. 2-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6698.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 20:36:21 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106467
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-106467

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

MACR 6698 / MACR 8527 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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