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42-106871

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Bordeaux, France 19-Jun-44 - Lt Walter H Sargent Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5957.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Charles Bergmann

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

  • Walter Sargent

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Killed in Action in P-51 42-106871.

Places

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bordeaux, France 19 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Bordeaux, France 19-Jun-44 - Lt Walter H Sargent Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5957.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2016 13:05:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=106871
https://www.fold3.com/image/28645532/?terms=42-106871

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5957 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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