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42-106835

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Merritt

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    George L Merritt served as a fighter pilot with the 361st Fighter Group. He had 11 victories to his name. Merritt was Killed in Action (KIA) on 7 June 1944 when his P-51 #42106835 crashed near Roiffe, France after striking a high voltage line. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 7 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 5523 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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