44-64159 Jills Jalopy VII

Object Number - UPL 22312 - Major Paul E Hoeper 343rd Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-64159 CY-H "Jill's Jallopy II".

Assigned 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Munich. Last seen whilst strafing enemy aircraft near Zorneding, 20 km ESE of Munich. Pilot 2nd Lt Richard K Abel Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13950.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-721932
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group Headquarters (55th Fighter Group)
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Zorneding, Germany 9 April 1945 - 9 April 1945 Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Munich. Last seen whilst strafing enemy aircraft near Zorneding. Pilot 2nd Lt Richard K Abel Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13950.

Manufactured

Inglewood, CA, USA Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered

California, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Revisions

Date3 Jan 2022 10:31:07
Sources

Corrected transcription error, location.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:51
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 13950 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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