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1st Scouting Force P-51D 44-13764 5E-B. Pilot is Phil Algar on his way to Grafton Underwood for the 200th mission party of his old unit the 384th BG. This a/c was lost on 15 February 1945 with F/O Irvin E Lang being killed in action.




  • Philip Algar

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Flew 25 combat missions with the 384th bombardment Group from 22-Jun-43 to 4-Mar-44. Detached service (DS) with 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF flying Elint Droopsnoot P-38 lightning [gathering Electronic Intelligence].

  • Irvin Lang

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) scouting mission Dresden in P-51D 44-13764; fuel transfer control froze, preventing selection of remaining fuel. Baled out or bellied in near Waldernbach. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12377 ...


  • 44-13764 'Weepin' Deacon II' / 'Eaglebeak'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to Scout Force, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) scouting mission Dresden; 15-Feb-45 pilot F/O Irvin E Lang KIA. MACR 12377


Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 19:24:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations