Assigned to 357FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission; once the escort was complete, strafed aerodrome in vicinity of Albert, France, hit by machine gun fire and light flak and crashed. 24-Jun-44 Lt Joseph M Jenkins KIA MACR 5109
The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
Assigned to 357FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF (a P-51 fighter group that destroyed 73 enemy planes in 22 days of air fighting). Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-51 42-103389; once the escort was complete, strafed aerodrome in vicinity of Albert, France...
Military site : airfield
Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...
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Assigned to 357FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.
||24 May 1944 – 24 May 1944
Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission with Lt Jenkins; Strafing aerodrome hit by flak, crashed MACR 5109