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42-106853

P-51 Mustang

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

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

  • Charles Ettlesen

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Ivan Hollomon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Crashed into Zuider Zee in P-51D 44-13689; Sept. 11, 1944 Missing in Action (MIA) for 3 months. Evaded. Returned to base 8 Dec 1944, Flew 57 missions, 248:40 hours; P-51B 42-106853 'Traveler,' P-51D 44-13689 'Traveler II'.

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

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

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

Crashed Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 2 August 1944

Crashed Belly Landing East Wretham/Sta 133 Cat 3 damage Lt Ivan B Hollomon, 2-Aug-44.

P-51B 42-106853 - 369FS 359FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2018 17:34:13 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.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-106853&Submit4=Go
www.littlefriends.co.uk

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