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44-14589

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 435th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Thomas Smith

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Minden on 8 Nov 44 in P-51 #4414589

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10419 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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