Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lutzendorff escort mission with 2Lt Howard L Johnson. Returning to base with a sick engine, Lt Johnson rolled A/C on it's back and baled out when engine quit, vicinity of Gembloux, Belgium. MACR 8652
The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
Crashed near Gembloux on 13 Sept 44 in P-51 'Jersey Bounce' #42106654. No knowledge of what happened to pilot
Military | Colonel | Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
Colonel James Edward Roughgarden (RET USAF) was born in Patterson New Jersey (USA) in 1922. At the age of 5 he knew he wanted to be a pilot when he grew up. He proudly served his country just under 40 yrs, and survived 75 missions in his P-51 Mustang ...
Military site : airfield
Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...
Built at North American.
Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.
||13 September 1944 – 13 September 1944
Failed to Return (FTR) Lutzendorff escort mission with 2Lt Howard L Johnson. Returning to base with a sick engine, rolled A/C on it's back and baled out, vicinity of Gembloux, Belgium. MACR 8652