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44-63286

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Returning with wingman Lt John C Childs [faulty radio], coolant failed, engine catching fire, causing pilot Capt Huie H Lamb Jr to ditch A/C in North Sea 29-Dec-44. RTD.

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. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Huie Lamb

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Huie Lamb, from Abilene Texas, flew 61 combat missions (167:40 combat hours in a P-47, 107:50 in a P-51) with the 82nd Fighter Squadron. He shot down 2 and half aircraft in the air, and was responsible for the destruction of three aircraft on the...

Missions

  • 769

    29 December 1944

Places

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed North Sea 29 December 1944

Returning with wingman Lt John C Childs [faulty radio], coolant failed, engine catching fire, causing pilot Capt Huie H Lamb Jr to ditch A/C in North Sea 29-Dec-44. RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2018 18:37:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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