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42-106654

P-51 Mustang

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

Service

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Howard Johnson

    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

  • James Roughgarden

    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 ...

Places

  • Leiston

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA 1943

Built at North American.

Assigned Leiston, UK 1944

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Gembloux, Belgium 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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 17:44:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28688605

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

MACR 8652 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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