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42-106721

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) A/C test hop with 1LtMorris E. Gallant, lost into North Sea off Great Yarmouth. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11873

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...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Morris Gallant

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x victory on 5-Dec-44. Failed to Return (FTR) A/C test hop in P-51B 42-106721 'Sergeant', lost into North Sea off Great Yarmouth. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11873 Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed North Sea off Great Yarmouth 19 January 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) A/C test hop with 1LtMorris E. Gallant, lost into North Sea off Great Yarmouth. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11873

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2021 17:17:39 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 11873
https://www.fold3.com/image/46710022

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

MACR 11873 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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