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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to Scout Force, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) scouting mission Dresden; 15-Feb-45 pilot F/O Irvin E Lang KIA. MACR 12377



  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 384th Fighter Squadron
  • Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...


  • Philip Algar

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew 25 combat missions with the 384th bombardment Group from 22-Jun-43 to 4-Mar-44. Detached service (DS) with 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF flying Elint Droopsnoot P-38 lightning [gathering Electronic Intelligence].

  • Irvin Lang

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) scouting mission Dresden in P-51D 44-13764; fuel transfer control froze, preventing selection of remaining fuel. Baled out or bellied in near Waldernbach. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12377 ...

  • Royce Priest

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot; Flight Commanding Officer | 355th Fighter Group
    Rescued his squadron C. O. , Lt. Col. Marshall, who had crash landed after heavy damage from flak in August 1944. DSC/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster 5

  • Archie Taylor

    Military | 355th Fighter Group


  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA 1944

Built at North American.

Assigned Honington, UK 1944

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 1944

Bellied into mine field.

Assigned Deenethorpe, UK October 1944

Transferred to Scout Force, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Deenethorpe, UK 2 November 1944

Take Off Accident Deenethorpe
2-Nov-44: 1Lt John M Geary RTD

Crashed 1.5 km NW Waldernbach, Germany 15 February 1945 – 15 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) scouting mission Dresden; Fuel transfer control frozen, unable to feed engine 15-Feb-45 pilot F/O Irvin E Lang KIA. MACR 12377


Date Contributor Update
07 January 2019 17:27:40 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2019 17:26:12 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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

MACR 12377 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database