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44-13301

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Crash-landed 11-Sep-44 at Landing Ground B-61 - Lt Thomas J Klem returned (RTD).

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

  • 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. ...

  • Thomas Klem

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Aug. 1944-July 1945, P-51D 44-15007

  • Edwin Pezda

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Re-commenced second tour HQ Sqn, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF as Squadron Commanding Officer. Credited 1 x kill, 1 x damaged ...

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 Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944
Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

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

Crashed Sint-Denijs-Westrem, 9051 Ghent, Belgium 11 September 1944

Crash-landed 11-Sep-44 at Landing Ground B-61 - Lt Thomas J Klem returned (RTD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2018 21:14:18 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

www.littlefriends.co.uk
http://www.cieldegloire.fr/014_cranfill_n_k.php

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