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42-103389

P-51 Mustang

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

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. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Joseph Jenkins

    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...

Places

  • Leiston

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Dallas, Texas 1943

Built at NA Dallas, Texas.

Assigned Leiston, UK 1944

Assigned to 357FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Albert, France 24 May 1944 – 24 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission with Lt Jenkins; Strafing aerodrome hit by flak, crashed MACR 5109

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 07:49:25 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28628636
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5109 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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