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42-106843

P-51 Mustang

42-106843 was one of the regular P-51s flown by Tom Morris McKinley.

Service

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Daniel Finley

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Uefeln on 29 July 44 in P-51 #42-106843. He died while in captivity.

Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Bad Oeynhausen, Germany 29 July 1944

Flying in Greenhouse White Three formation with Lt Salman, Lt Merle Allen Jr reported that Lt Daniel Finley, flying as Salman's wingman, reported on the radio that his motor was conked and that he was unable to start it. Finley dropped his combat tanks and headed back toward the base attempting to start his engine. Lt Allen then saw smoke beginning to trail out of 106843, then heard Finley telling him that he was going to bail out. Finley went down to about 8000ft under an overcast and then bailed out. Allen saw his chute opening OK and watched as Finley landed in a tree. Allen dropped low but failed to see Finley again. Allen states that this happened at 09:30 about 5 miles South of Bad Oyenhausen, Germany.

Manufactured

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2015 14:12:47 ED-BB Changes to nicknames, description, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 7581

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

MACR 7581 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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