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44-15097

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Melvin W Baylor.

Service

Units

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Melvin Baylor

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Transferred from RCAF. Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 x kills, 1 x damaged. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Edgar Garneau

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber Co-Pilot/Fighter Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    February 1945-April 1945; former bomber pilot.

  • John Stacer

    Military | Sergeant | Armourer | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Armourer on P-47 42-26275and P-51 44-15097. Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Wohl

    Military | Sergeant | Asst Crew Chief | 356th Fighter Group
    Asst Crew Chief 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Released USAAF 1946. Married Lillian Wohl.

  • Otto Zamow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 356th Fighter Group
    Crew Chief 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Places

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 9 April 1945

Landing Accident Ground Loop Martlesham Heath/Sta 369 Cat 3 damage Lt Edgar H Garneau, 9-Apr-45.

361FS 356FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2016 14:32:48 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=44-15097&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-15097&Submit4=Go

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