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42-106860

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Château-Theirry. Hit by flak whilst strafing a train, glycol streaming from the A/C belly landed near St Etienne 18-Aug-44, pilot Lt Cleveland J Brien Evaded (EVD). MACR 8129.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Cleveland Brien

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

Places

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) 02400 Château-Thierry, France 18 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Château-Theirry. Hit by flak whilst strafing a train, glycol streaming from the A/C belly landed near St Etienne 18-Aug-44, pilot Lt Cleveland J Brien Evaded (EVD). MACR 8129.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2017 16:48:17 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
22 April 2017 18:55:58 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106860&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/28696791

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

MACR 8129 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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