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Old 8th May 2009, 15:14
Ruediger Kaufmann Ruediger Kaufmann is offline
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US P-51 Pilot Alfred Fontes, 363rd FG, 8.4.44

Hi all,

has anybody information of
2/Lt. Alfred Fontes,
MiA or died at 8th of April 1944 ?
363rd FG 380th Sqn.,
P-51B-5: Serial No. 43-6689
MACR 3632

Many thanks for any information!

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Old 9th May 2009, 18:07
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Re: US P-51 Pilot Alfred Fontes, 363rd FG, 8.4.44

Rüdiger,

I have no details about the circumstances of this P-51 loss, but 2nd Alfred Fontes (O-808645) was neither KIA or MIA.

He was POW at Stalag Luft 1, according to the online NARA database.

Lt Fontes was from Providence, Rhode Island, was born in 1922 and enlisted on 30 March 1942.
Apparently involved in a belly landing at Hamilton Field, CA, on 28 July 1943 in P-39Q 42-19886.

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Old 9th May 2009, 19:13
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Re: US P-51 Pilot Alfred Fontes, 363rd FG, 8.4.44

Rüdiger & Leendert !

I looked into my LGK daily catalogue. But unfortunately, there is no way to view the a/c's fate by footnote neither as USAAF-s/n 43-6689 nor as MACR 3632.

If MACR # 3632 would match up with one of the various J- and KU-reports compiled that day, it would be easier.

Leendert is right with his statement. There are no traces, that Lt. Fontes was KIA or MIA according my files.

All the best !

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Old 9th May 2009, 22:43
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Re: US P-51 Pilot Alfred Fontes, 363rd FG, 8.4.44

Hello Horst and Leendert,

many thanks for your information.

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Old 10th May 2009, 00:37
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Re: US P-51 Pilot Alfred Fontes, 363rd FG, 8.4.44

MACR 3632 falls in a block of about 200 MACRs that were never scanned or uploaded to the footnote.com website. I have complained about this several times but have never received a response.

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