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42-106626

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Wesley G Fish. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Berlin on return journey ran out of fuel and crashed close to Isle of Wight. Pilot 1Lt James L Lynch KIA (KIA). 29-May-44 MACR 5208.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Wesley Fish

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wintrigen on 16 July 44 in P-51 #4413413 , hit by flak

  • James Lynch

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into channel in P-51 #42106626

Places

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944
Delivered 1944
Assigned 1944

Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Off Isle of Wight, United Kingdom 29 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Berlin on return journey ran out of fuel and crashed close to Isle of Wight. Pilot 1Lt James L Lynch KIA (KIA). 29-May-44 MACR 5208.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2017 19:00:03 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106626&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106626&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28641257

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2017 17:28:11 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106626&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106626&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28641257

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

MACR 5208 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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