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North American P-51B 42-106854 "Peabody's Pet" C5-B [Lt Walter Baron] on its belly in the foreground with P-51D 44-13345 'Mary Ann' C5-I bar [Lt Charles Burtner] in the background. Lt Baron's engine started running rough on an escort mission to Rechlin, Gemany. Lt Burtner whose radio was U/S escorted Lt Baron to Lumma, Sweden, where they and their aircraft were interned.

Connections

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

  • Walter Baron

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Rechlin, Germany in P-51B 'Peabody's Pet' 42-106854. Aborted near Rostock with engine running roughly and made for Sweden. Interned in Sweden. 25-Aug-44. MACR 7948. ...

  • Charles Burtner

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 364FS, 357F, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Demming Germany. Suffered mechanical failure in P-51D 'Mary-Ann' 44-13345 and landed in Sweden on 25-Aug-44. Interned (INT). MACR 7947. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-106854 ''Peabody's Pet''

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Walter Baron. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Rechlin, Gemany. Aborted near Rostock with engine running roughly and made for Sweden. Interned in Sweden....

  • 44-13345

    P-51 Mustang

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2016 13:46:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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