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44-13822

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Duisberg, Germany. After combat with enemy fighters, seen to be streaming smoke from engine, crashed near Duisburg on 19-Sep-44 in P-51D 44-13822 Pilot 1Lt Elmer O Bowers Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9015.

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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Elmer Bowers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1.5 destroyed. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Duisberg, Germany. After combat with enemy fighters, seen to be streaming smoke from engine, crashed near Duisburg on 19-Sep-44 in P-51D 44...

Missions

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1944

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Duisburg, Germany 19 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Duisberg, Germany. After combat with enemy fighters, seen to be streaming smoke from engine, crashed near Duisburg on 19-Sep-44 in P-51D 44-13822 Pilot 1Lt Elmer O Bowers Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9015.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2017 20:20:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=bowers&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/28669540

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

MACR 9015 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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