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42-106950

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Madgeburg crashed Hörnsheim vincinity of Wetzlar Lt Kevin G Rafferty Killed in Action (KIA) 11-Sep-44. MACR 8676.

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...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Hulderman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group

  • Claiborne Kinnard

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer, Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Colonel Kinnard, already a much decorated fighter pilot, came to the 4th Fighter Group in September 1944 from his former position as Group Commander of the 355th Fighter Group. He was appointed Deputy Group Commander, reporting to Lt. James Clark,...

  • Darrell McAfee

    Military | Sergeant | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Virgil McAfee

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Mechanic | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kevin Rafferty

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Marburg in P-51 'The Iowa Beaut' 42-106950.

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 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed East of Marburg, Germany 11 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Madgeburg crashed at Hörnsheim vincinity of Wetzlar Lt Kevin G Rafferty Killed in Action (KIA) 11-Sep-44. MACR 8676. A/c crashed

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 18:52:16 Claudio Becker Changes to description and events
Sources

MACR 8676 ; German KU Report ; Local reseraches in Germany.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2017 14:47:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106950&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106950&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28692994

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

MACR 8676 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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