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42-106712

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort Madgeburg turned back due to mech failure 1st Lt Donald McDowell Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5133.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 353rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Donald McDowell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Credited 9 x Kills. Failed to Return (FTR) escort Madgeburg turned back due to mech failure Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5133. Awards: DFC, AM, SS, PH.

Missions

Places

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Headcorn Aerodrome, Shenley Farm Cottages, Headcom, Ashford TN27 9HX, UK 1944

Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed North Sea 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort Madgeburg turned back due to mech failure 1st Lt Donald McDowell Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5133.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2017 19:58:24 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28630175
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106712&Submit6=Go
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo de Jong

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2017 19:56:04 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28630175
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106712&Submit6=Go

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

MACR 5133 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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