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44-13746

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg, on return near Ostend A/C departed formation pilot stating he was low on fuel, heard to be abandoning A/C. 2-Nov-44. Pilot Lt Jack W Kennedy Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10233.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Frederick Alexander

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-Twin Engine | 20th Fighter Group
    77th FS 20th FG 2 air and 6 ground kills.

  • Jack Kennedy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into North Sea in P-51 'Little Sister' #44-13746 AM, PH

  • Paul McCully

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    AM w/ 6 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC 1 Me109

Places

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned King's Cliffe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8, UK 1944

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed English Channel Off Ostend, Belgium 2 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg, on return near Ostend A/C departed formation pilot stating he was low on fuel, heard to be abandoning A/C. 2-Nov-44. Pilot Lt Jack W Kennedy Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10233.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 17:39:52 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=13746
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=11522&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28729420

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

MACR 10233 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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