Skip to main content
Edit entry 

44-13669

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dusseldorf, suffered mechanical failure and crashed near Liege. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Oct-44. MACR 9266.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

People

  • Glenn Bach

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS. Returned to 369FS. Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clifford Bartlett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dusseldorf, suffered mechanical failure in P-51 44-13669 and crashed near Liege. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Oct-44. MACR 9266. Awards: AM (2 OLC), PH.

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, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Liège, Belgium 5 October 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dusseldorf, suffered mechanical failure and crashed near Liege. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9266.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2016 10:11:58 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13669&Submit=S...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28726172

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

MACR 9266 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share