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.
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...
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. ...
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. ...
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....
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