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The personal plane of Lt. John W. Rohrs YJ-U "Don Helen #44-14781 landing at Raydon.



  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...


  • John Rohrs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1/2 share of Me262. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Ruhland in P-51 44-14781 'Don-Helen'; pursuing Me109 through bomber formation hit by flak or friendly fire, crashed near Madel. Killed in Action (KIA)...


  • 44-14781 "Don Helen"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Ruhland; chasing Me109 with Lt Harry Gilmer at 22,000ft through bomber formation, when hit by flak. Last seen going down vertical at 15,000ft. 2-Mar-45 pilot Lt John W. Rohrs Killed...


  • 859

    2 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 16:07:46 dwgdallas Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

From the personal collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray