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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) sweep to Tarnewitz 13-Apr-45 - Hit by flak on second strafing run. Pilot Lt Richard Candelaria Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13904.



  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 435th Fighter Squadron


  • Richard Candelaria

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Crashed near Tarnowitz on 13 Apr 45 in P-51 'My Pride and Joy' #44-11755, Prisoner of War (POW).


  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 11 Roman Rd, Ipswich IP7 7RA, UK 1944

Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wittenburg, Germany 13 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) 13-Apr-45 - Pilot Lt Richard Candelaria Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13904.


Date Contributor Update
02 October 2017 18:33:50 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

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

MACR 13904 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database