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42-106635

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from a bomber escort to Dessau. Bounced by three Bf109's near Leipzig and shot down, pilot Lt Woodrow W Anderson Killed in Action (KIA) 28-May-44. MACR 5099.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

People

  • Woodrow Anderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Woodrow Anderson entered service from Texas and served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group transferring to the 352nd Fighter Group. He Failed to Return (FTR) from a bomber escort to Dessau. Bounced by three Bf109's near Leipzig and shot down in P...

Missions

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 IP26, UK 1944

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

Crashed Leipzig, Germany 28 May 1944 – 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) from a bomber escort to Dessau. Bounced by three Bf109's near Leipzig and shot down, pilot Lt Woodrow W Anderson Killed in Action (KIA) 28-May-44. MACR 5099.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 10:29:14 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106635&Submit=...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106635&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28628218

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

MACR 5099 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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