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42-106679

P-51 Mustang

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

  • John Oliphint

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 4.5 kills. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission mech failure in P-51B 42-106679, loss of coolant caused forced landing, struck tree stump with port wing and nosed over, left trapped soaked in AV gas in A...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 8 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 5623 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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