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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 381FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 8-Aug-44; strafing boats was hit by flak belly landed vicinity of Quimper pilot Lt John R. Brown EVD A/C strafed and set alight. MACR 7800

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 381st Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Brown

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

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
Assigned Staplehurst, UK 1944

Assigned to 381FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF

Crashed Odet, 29500 Ergué-Gabéric, France 8 August 1944 – 8 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) 8-Aug-44; strafing boats was hit by flak belly landed vicinity of Quimper pilot Lt John R. Brown EVD A/C strafed and set alight. MACR 7800

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2019 11:04:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29438497

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2015 16:34:54 dan35 Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Finistere/pertes_usaaf_finiste...

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

MACR 7800 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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