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42-106896

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission A/C abandoned due to fire in tailplane. Pilot Lt Marion L Woolard Prisoner of War (POW) 16-Nov-44 MACR 10298.

Service

Units

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Richard Cross

    Military | Major General | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Major General Richard G. Cross Jr., is commander of the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center, a separate operating agency, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. AFTEC is responsible for managing the Air Force operational test and evaluation program...

  • Marion Woolard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    P-51 Crashed at Bruchertseifen due to flak.

Places

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 10 June 1944

Taxiing Accident Steeple Morden/Sta 122 Cat 3 damage Lt Richard G Cross, 10-Jun-44.

P-51B 42-106896 - 354FS 355FG 8AF

Crashed 57319 Bad Berleburg, Germany 16 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission A/C abandoned due to fire in tailplane. Pilot Lt Marion L Woolard Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10298.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2017 13:22:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106896&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-106896&Submit4=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28731268

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

MACR 10298 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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