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42-106872

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Berlin, shot down in melee with Fw190's 12-Sep-44 - Lt Joseph A Broadwater KIA MACR 8659.

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...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Joseph Broadwater

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Berlin in P-51B 'Pattie Ann' 42-106872, shot down in melee with Fw190's 12-Sep-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8659. Awards: PH.

  • George Edelen

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group

  • DeWayne Maxwell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group

  • John Thornell

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Thornell joined the US Army Air Force in 1942, he joined the 352nd Fighter Group in December 1943. Within six months he had amassed 17.25 claims, his final victory was on 21 June 1944 and he was subsequently promoted to Captain. Thornell remained with...

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 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 4 August 1944

Crashed Belly Landing Bodney Sta 141 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Dewayne J Maxwell, 4-Aug-44.

328FS 352FG 8AF.

Crashed Berlin, Germany 12 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Berlin, shot down in melee with Fw190's 12-Sep-44 - Lt. Joseph A Broadwater KIA MACR 8659.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2016 19:15:44 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106872
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=106872
https://www.fold3.com/image/28689623

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2016 17:31:59 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, markings and place associations
Sources

Mustang Aces of the Eighth Air Force - Jerry Scutts

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 11:05:25 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 11:03:10 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames
Sources

USAAF Photo

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 11:02:06 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

www.littlefriends.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8659 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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