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42-106720

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Chatres, A/C P-51B 42-106720 suffered engine troubles, A/C abandoned and crashed near Châteaudun on 17-Jun-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5945.

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...

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    Group
    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Walter Armistead

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Chatres, A/C P-51B 42-106720 suffered engine troubles, A/C abandoned and crashed near Châteaudun on 17-Jun-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5945. ...

  • George Knight

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    completed tour of duty Sept. 12, 1944, hometown Lakewood, RI

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 Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Post shipping preparation Warton, Preston PR4, UK March 1944

Offloaded ship from US and prepared at Base Air Depot 2.

Assigned Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 16 March 1944 – 17 June 1944

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

Crashed 28200 Châteaudun, France 17 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Chatres, A/C P-51B 42-106720 suffered engine troubles, A/C abandoned and crashed near Châteaudun on 17-Jun-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5945.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2016 12:54:17 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106720&Submit=...

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

MACR 5945 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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