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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) with Lt Robert J Booth 8-Jun-44; hit by ground fire whilst strafing, bailed out vicinity of Fleche, France POW MACR 5592

Service

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Credited with 8 E/A destroyed in the air. 65 x missions. ...

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA 1943

Built at North American.

Assigned East Wretham, UK 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed France 8 June 1944 – 8 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) with Lt Robert J Booth 8-Jun-44; hit by ground fire whilst strafing, bailed out vicinity of Fleche, France POW MACR 5592

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2021 11:54:40 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28621970
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5592 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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