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43-12460

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred war weary to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

People

  • John Bauer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Frankfurt in P-51 'Georgetta' 44-13725. Became separated from squadron in overcast. Pilot Lt John E Bauer Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8545. Awards: PH.

  • Billy Clemmons

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (9OLC), LOM, WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN medal. Post war: remained in USAF serving in Korea and rising to rank of Colonel.

Places

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wattisham, Ipswich IP7, UK 1944

Assigned to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK August 1944 – 11 August 1944

Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK 9 August 1944

Taxiing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage Lt Billy Clemmons, 9-Aug-44.

P-51B 43-12460 - 555FTS 496FTG 8AF

Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK 11 August 1944

Transferred war weary to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK 11 August 1944

Landing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage Lt John E Bauer, 11-Aug-44.

P-51B 43-12460W - 555FTS 496FTG 8AF

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK 16 September 1944

Taxiing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage [ground crew], 16-Sep-44.

P-51B 43-12460W - 554FTS 496FTG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2016 17:06:09 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=43-12460
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-12460

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