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44-13390

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. This aircraft was lost when ground looped at East Wretham, Norfolk, on 26-Oct-44.

Service

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Thomas Bur

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 67 x missions, 264.5 hours. ETD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Niven Cranfill

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    An Ace, Lt. Col. Niven K. Cranfill of Temple, TX, served with HQ and the 368th, 369th, and 370th Fighter Squadrons, from April 1943 through 22 April 1945, flying 133 combat missions in two tours of duty with the 359th Fighter Group. ...

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944
Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1944
Assigned Wretham IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wretham IP24, UK 26 October 1944

Ground Looped East Wretham/Sta 133 Cat 5 damage Lt Thomas G Bur, 26-Oct-44

P-51D 44-13390 - 369FS 359FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2017 21:07:14 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13390&Submit=Search
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=114331
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-13390&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2017 14:56:50 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://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-13390&Submit=Search
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=114331
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-13390&Submit4=Go

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