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43-25050

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Ruhland 2-Mar-45; 1Lt Esteban A Terrats Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12872

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. ...

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 503rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Estaban Terrats

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503BS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Ruhland in P-51 43-25050 2-Mar-45; shot down near Schlanau, SE of Madgeburg. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12872 Awards: PH.

Places

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Dallas, TX 1944

Built at North American.

Assigned Fowlmere, UK 1944

Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Ruhland, Germany 2 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Ruhland 2-Mar-45; 1Lt Esteban A Terrats KIA MACR 12872

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2019 09:18:42 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28831666?terms=43-25050

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 12:09:24 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Wikipedia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12872 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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