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42-106874

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod mission, failed to pull out of strafing run on train in P-51B 42-106874, crashed near Hambergen. Pilot 2nd Lt Herbert Fritts Killed in Action (KIA). 24-May-44. MACR 5402.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Glenn Bach

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS. Returned to 369FS. Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herbert Fritts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod mission, failed to pull out of strafing run on train in P-51B 42-106874, crashed near Hambergen. 2nd Lt Fritts Killed in Action (KIA). 24-May-44. MACR 5402.

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, Norfolk IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 27729 Hambergen, Germany 24 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod mission, failed to pull out of strafing run on train in P-51B 42-106874, crashed near Hambergen. Pilot 2nd Lt Herbert Fritts Killed in Action (KIA). 24-May-44. MACR 5402.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2016 13:04:19 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=fritts
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Fritts&Submit7=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28652777

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

MACR 5402 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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