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44-15019

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Ernest E Bankey Jr.
Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Oranienburg, Germany last seen strafing Stendal airfield. 10-Apr-45. F/O. Theodore F Lasch KIA MACR 13771.

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...

  • 385th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Ernest Bankey

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD#1. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Theodore Lasch

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed ner Margraten in P-51 'Lucky Lady' #4415019

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 Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 1944

Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed/Probable Dümmer, Germany 26 November 1944

1 x Bf109 destroyed, 1 x Bf109 probable. Dummer Lake. Pilot 1st Lt Ernest E Bakey Jr.

E/A Destroyed/Shared Bonn, Germany 27 December 1944

1 x Bf109, 4 x Fw190 destroyed. 1 x Fw190 shared. Bonn. Pilot 1st Lt Ernest E Bakey Jr

Crashed Stendal, Germany 10 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Oranienburg, Germany last seen strafing Stendal airfield. 10-Apr-45. F/O. Theodore F Lasch KIA MACR 13771.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 12:06:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Bankey&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/29427717

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