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44-13624

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 339FS, 505FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) patrol NW Germany 23-Sep-44; Last seen chasing Fw190's Krefeld, Germany. 1Lt James B. Muller Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9161

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...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Holloway

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. All of his aircraft were nicknamed "Sniffles"; credited with one confirmed aerial victory. 66 x combat missions. Shot down June 44, evaded capture returning via Omaha beach EVD. ETD ...

  • James Muller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 339FS, 505FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) patrol NW Germany 23-Sep-44 in P-51 44-13624; Last seen chasing Fw190's vicinity Krefeld, Germany. Crashed at Haltern burnt in crash Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9161 ...

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 Inglewood, CA 1944

Built at North American.

Assigned Fowlmere, UK 1944

Assigned to 339FS, 505FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Krefeld, Germany 23 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) patrol NW Germany 23-Sep-44; Last seen chasing Fw190's Krefeld, Germany. 1Lt James B. Muller POW MACR 9161

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2019 19:12:59 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28709562
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2019 19:09:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28709562
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9161 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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