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44-11651

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Lutzendorf last seen going down to strafe a Locomotive north of Gotha crashed Helmsdorf Capt Charles C Ettlesen Killed in Action (KIA). 9-Feb-45 MACR 12336.

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...

  • Headquarters (359th Fighter Group)

People

  • Charles Ettlesen

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

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 Dallas, TX, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered 1810 J Ave, Sheppard AFB, TX 76311, USA 1944
Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Helmsdorf, Germany 9 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Lutzendorf last seen going down to strafe a Locomotive north of Gotha crashed Helmsdorf Capt Charles C Ettlesen KIA. 9-Feb-45 MACR 12336.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2018 11:43:18 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

www.littlefriends.co.uk
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=44-11651&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12336 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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