44-13471 The Comet

Object Number - UPL 30380 - Lt Evan M.V. Johnson of the 505th Ftr Sq, 339th FG with his ground crew. Aircraft is P-51D 44-13471, coded 6N-J. A War Bond presentation aircraft...

Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. A War Bond presentation aircraft sponsored by the Hackensack High School, New Jersey, it was assigned to Capt Evan M Johnson as he was the leading aerial scorer of the unit at the time of its arrival. During a mock dogfight with a P-47 the wing failed in flight. Johnson successfully baling to safety. Crashed 2 miles NE of Fowlmere.

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Lieutenant Stephen C Ananian a pilot of the 339th Fighter Group wearing the runway control officers' uniform of striped pyjama jacket and white baseball cap, on the runway at Fowlmere. Image via Stephen C Ananian, 339th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Steve Ananian 505 FS Pilot, runway control officer.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 339th Fighter Group 505th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12178921 / O-825396
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 339th Fighter Group 505th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-805058
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

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Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Inglewood, CA, USA Built at North American.

Delivered

California, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

2 miles NE Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 1944-07-08 Baled Out due to Structural Failure 2 miles NE Fowlmere/Sta 378 Cat 5 Capt Evan M Johnson, 8-Jul-44. P-51D 44-13471 - 505FS 339FG 8AF

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