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Olin C Everhart

Military

On his 12th operational flight on 3 April 1945, Everhart was flying as part of Yellow flight. Yellow Flight mistook friendly P-51s of the 3rd Scouting force for enemy aircraft firing upon them.

Everhart shot down the aircraft flown by Lt John Stein which went into a flat spin at 14,000 feet, before losing its right wing and then crashing.

After the mission Everhart claimed he had destroyed an ME 262, but this was not awarded. Everhart flew his 13th Mission the following day, 4 April 1945 but flew no more after that.

Feb. -July 1945

Service

People

  • Boyd Adkins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF, and earning two aerial victories, Lt. Boyd N. Adkins Jr. of Stiltner, WV, flew 69 combat missions with the 368th FS, 359th FG, from September 1944 through April 1945. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Marvin Boussu

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    On 3 April 1945 Boussu was part of a friendly fire incident where yellow flight engaged and fired upon P-51s of the 3rd Scouting Force, after mistaking them for enemy aircraft. ...

  • Leon Levitt

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    On 3 April 1945 Levitt was part of a friendly fire incident where yellow flight engaged and fired upon P-51s of the 3rd Scouting Force, after mistaking them for enemy aircraft. Jan. -July 1945

  • John Stein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot; Fighter Pilot | 3rd Scouting Force
    On April 3, 1945, Stein was escorting bombers to Kiel, Germany when his scouting flight was engaged and fired on by friendly P-51s of the 359th Fighter Group. Stein's aircraft was hit and went into a flat spin at 14,000 feet. The right wing came off,...

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Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wenatchee, Washington
End Tour of Duty (ETD) July 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2018 11:12:28 Emily Changes to biography, events, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Information and friendly fire narrative report provided by Pyker

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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