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Old 18th December 2012, 19:01
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Re: A P51 lost in February 1945 at La neuveville sous Montfort (Vosges Departmen=t

I researched a little more thoroughly. Since you indicated pilot was KIA in the crash, these tail numbers can be eliminated as all pilots were POW.

44-13846
44-14068
44-14275
44-14298
44-14998
44-15060
44-15081
44-15096
44-15149
44-15271
44-15406
44-15412
44-63171
44-63177
44-63182
44-63185
44-63203
44-72160

44-63256 Pilot bailed out so exlcuded also

A few more tidbits on the others added:

42-103411 (111th FG) MIA Feb 11, 1945. MACR 12314 *** Possibly based at Nancy-Azelot Airfield (Y-80) ,France

42-103419 (10th FG) shot down by AAA Feb 14, 1945. MACR 12353 *** No history found

42-103486 (111th FG) MIA Feb 22, 1945. MACR 12678 *** Possibly based at Nancy-Azelot Airfield(Y-80), France

43-24797 (31st FG, 309th FS) lost Feb 22, 1945. MACR 12668 *** 31st FG Based in Italy late war

43-25126 (31st FG) lost feb 2, 1945. MACR 11820 *** 31st FG Based in Italy late war

44-11197 (20th FG, 55th FS) KI-G lost Feb 25, 1945. MACR 12742 *** Lt. Raymond H Soleau

44-11244 (20th FG, 79th FS) MC-J lost Feb 24, 1945. MACR 12617 *** Lt. Leonard M Wright Jr.

44-11359 (355th FG, 354th FS) WR-C shot down by AAA Feb 21, 1945. MACR 12597. *** Lt. James J Costigan KIA

44-13379 (339th FG, 505th FS) 6N- lost Feb 6, 1945. MACR 12168 *** Capt. Robert W. Bloxam KIA

44-14296 (55th FG, 343rd FS) lost Feb 24, 1945. MACR 12620 *** No history found

44-14946 (3rd FG) lost Feb 7, 1945. MACR 13554 *** No history found

44-14949 (353rd FG, 351st FS) YJ-Q lost Feb 24, 1945. MACR 12622 *** Lt. Raymond Hilgenberg KIA

44-14975 (20th FG, 77th FS) LC-K lost Feb 19, 1945. MACR 12498 *** Lt. Robert E Murrell

44-14987 (359th FG 370th FS) lost Feb 23, 1945. MACR 12638 *** Capt. Washington D "Duke" Lyon "Patty Whack/Loveable Ann" - KIA

44-15280 (356th FG, 359th FS) OC-S lost Feb 25, 1945. MACR 12741 *** "Flying Dutchman" Lt.Henry C Scott KIA

44-15447 (31st FG) lost Feb 2, 1945. MACR 11816 *** 31st FG Based in Italy late war

44-15478 (31st FG) lost Feb 22, 1945. MACR 12667 *** 31st FG Based in Italy late war

44-15483 (52nd FG) lost Feb 22, 1945. MACR 12459 *** 52nd FG Based in Italy late war

44-15630 (357th FG, 363rd FS) B6-L lost Feb 9, 1945. MACR 12172 *** Capt. James W Browning KIMCA

44-63193 (354th FG) lost Feb 21, 1945. MACR 12599 *** Probably 354th FS of 355th FG, but cannot confirm

44-63207 (78th FG, 84nd FS) WZ-G "Scream'n Demon" Feb 20 1945 *** Lt. Merle V Brendle KIMAC (France)

And found a few more:

44-11663 (78th FG, 82nd FS) MX-D Coss, Capt. Wilbur J. Lost 22 Feb 45 - Killed in mid-air collision

44-11688 (78th FG 82nd FS) MX-U Bibeau Lt. Lucian J. Lost in 24 Feb 45 - KIA MACR 12616

44-14260 (355th FG 357th FS) OS-W Wilson Maj. John H. "Becky" 14 Feb45 - KIA (crash-landing)

44-14402 (355th FG 357th FS) OS-H Haviland Capt. Fred R Jr. "Barbara" Feb 45 - Hardee KIFA (not sure what Hardee is, base???)

44-15642 (356th FG 361st FS) QI-D Baskin Lt. Walter M Lost 13 Feb 45 KIFA

44-63250 (356th FG 359st FS) OC- Lost 20 Feb 45 - Capt. William F Traupe KIA MACR 12552

44-11332 (356th FG 359st FS) OC-A Brown Capt. Jack F Involved in MAC in this a/c 1 Feb 45

44-14773 (359th FG 370th FS) CS-G "Mickey The Twist/Little Mary" Lost 23 Feb 45 - Lt. Malcolm C Paulette KIA MACR 12673

44-13610 (359th FG 369th FS) IV-V Lost 22 Feb 45 - Lt. Russell E Masters KIA MACR 12652

44-11739 (479th FG 436th FS) 9B-P Lost 22 Feb 45 - Lt. Peter C Vassuer details unknown MACR 12672
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