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8th Air Force 516

4 August 1944

Official description

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Description

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Mission details

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Description

FIGHTER ESCORT

Aircraft type

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Notes

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Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped NA

Service

People

  • Joseph Kapr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Joseph Kapr served as a fighter pilot with the 361st Fighter Group. Due to dropping oil pressure and an engine starting to smoke, he bailed out of his P-51 42-106741 on an escort mission on 4 August 1944 and landed in the sea near Heligoland, Germany....

  • Charles Majeske

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Charles Majeske enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 25 July 1942 in Saginaw, Michigan at the age of 22. He was a 2nd Lieutenant when assigned to the 384th Bomb Group stationed at Grafton Underwood in England and flew his first mission as copilot...

Aircraft

  • 42-106741

    P-51 Mustang
    Piloted by Joseph Kapr on an escort mission in the afternoon of 4 August 1944, the aircraft saw its oil pressure dropping. Soon after the engine was seen smoknig and Kapr radioed at 18,000ft that he was going to bail out. He was seen to land in the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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