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42-106942

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Amiens low level down a railtrack hit in coolant system crashed Rosieres en sur A/D 12-Aug-44 Lt Clarence E Zieske Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7619

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
  • 375th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Paul Holter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group

  • Clarence Zieske

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Flew 8 fighter escort missions. Killed in Action (KIA) on 9th Mission and crashed near Behairencover on 8/12/44 Purple Heart

Missions

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 Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

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

Crashed Aérodrome Amiens-Glisy, Rue Francis Desavois, 80440 Glisy, France 12 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Amiens low level down a railtrack hit in coolant system crashed Rosieres en sur A/D 12-Aug-44 Lt Clarence E Zieske KIA) MACR 7619

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2018 11:20:48 LWiart Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

information

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2018 20:51:34 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29406686
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106942&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2018 20:50:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29406686
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106942&Submit=Search

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

MACR 7619 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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