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42-106486

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed, Pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138.

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Aircraft

  • 42-26016

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Dummer Lake mid air collision with P-51 42-106486, pilot Capt Alwin M Juchheim Jr baled out Prisoner of War (POW) 28-May-44 MACR 5280.

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Units

  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Group
    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

  • 382nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Alwin Juchheim

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 78th Fighter Group
    Flight leader/Ass't OPS officer 83rd FS 78th FG 76 combat missions 237 combat hours 9 air kills + 6 ground kills POW May 28, 1944 (collision with P-51B) MACR# 5280

  • Anthony Ladas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Missions

Places

  • Staplehurst

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1943 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), Staplehurst was used briefly by RAF fighter squadrons during August to October 1943 and then allocated to the Ninth Air Force. Developed and improved during the winter of 1943-44, the station...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Staplehurst, Tonbridge TN12, UK 1944

Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) West of Gardelegen, Germany 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed pilot 2Lt Ladas KIA. MACR 5138.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2022 10:30:49 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5138&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28630407

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2020 19:53:47 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added commas to the Description section to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2017 19:56:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5138&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28630407

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5138 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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