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44-14794

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt James A Bateman. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Germany. Last contact via radio indicated loss of coolant had caused engine failure and pilot 1st Lt James A Bateman was baling out. Killed in Action (KIA). 27-Nov-44. MACR 10551.

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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Bateman

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD. ...

  • Walter Starck

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 352nd Fighter Group
    Flight leader 487th FS 352nd FG Dec. 1942 - Nov. 1944 ...

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 27 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Germany. Last contact via radio indicated loss of coolant had caused engine failure and pilot 1st Lt James A Bateman was baling out. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10551.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2016 20:47:32 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=44-14794

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

MACR 10551 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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