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42-106884

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Soissons, last seen avoiding return fire from aerodrome he was strafing. Pilot 1st Lt Joseph G Sullivan evaded capture with assistance from the French till liberated. 24-May-44. MACR 5112.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • Earl Abbott

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan...

  • Joseph Sullivan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Soissons, last seen avoiding return fire from aerodrome he was strafing in P-51B 42-106884. Pilot 1st Lt Joseph G Sullivan evaded capture with assistance from the French till...

Places

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1943

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 1944

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 02200 Soissons, France 24 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Soissons, last seen avoiding return fire from aerodrome he was strafing. Pilot 1st Lt Joseph G Sullivan evaded capture with assistance from the French till liberated. 24-May-44. MACR 5112.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2016 16:41:05 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106884
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106884&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28628746/?terms=42-106884
http://www.conscript-heroes.com/Art24-Chauny.html

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

MACR 5112 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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