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43-6631

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Liepzig shot down by Me109's crashed near Zerbst in P-51B 43-6631 Lt Clarence R Barger Killed in Action (KIA). 28-May-44. MACR 5360.

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Clarence Barger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 6 kills. Flak damaged in P-47 42-75275 8-Mar-44 - Barger WIA. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Liepzig. Formation jumped by Bf109's did not acknowledge break, not seen after break crashed near Zerbst...

  • Richard Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Missions

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
Crashed Zerbst, Germany 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Liepzig shot down by Me109's crashed near Zerbst in P-51B 43-6631 Lt Clarence R Barger KIA. 28-May-44. MACR 5360.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2017 16:11:36 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6631&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5360&Submit=Go
Mission 376: Battle over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo De Jong

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5360 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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