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42-106844

P-51 Mustang

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

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. ...

  • 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

People

  • Earl Abbott

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan...

  • Michele Carlone

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Berlin, after knocking down Me109, spun in and crashed 25 miles SE Wittenburg in P-51 42-106668 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4989. Awards: PH.

  • Irvine Rendle

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer | 392nd Bomb Group
    Carnine Crew #2 Individual Photo Rendle,Bush,Fritsche DeSeverskys Visit Christening Photos

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.

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

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

Crashed Drayton, Norwich, UK 13 February 1945

Baled Out due to Engine Failure School Rd, Drayton Cat 4 damage Lt Irvine A Rendle, 13-Feb-45.

P-51Bb42-106844 - 755BS 458BG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2017 14:28:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106844&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-106844&Submit4=Go

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