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  P-51K-10-NT Mustang Serial Number 44-12025  
USAAF
5th AF
8th Service Group
301st Airdrome Squadron
FEAF - CRTC

Pilot  ? (survived) [needs confirmation]
Crashed  April 17, 1945 [needs confirmation]
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by North American in Dallas, Texas. Constructors Number 111-30158. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA) and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Service Group (8th SrG), 301st Airdrome Squadron (301st ADS) part of the Far East Air Force Combat Replacement Training Center (FEAF CRTC). No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On April 17, 1945 took off from Nadzab Airfield No. 1 on a local flight. Returning, this Mustang suffered a landing accident at Nadzab Airfield No. 1 and the aircraft was badly damaged, pilot survived. This aircraft was likely written off likely written off, abandoned and scrapped.

Memorials
Horwath passed away on January 7, 1945. He was buried at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery in Flintstone, MD at plot H6 R1 S14.

References
AAIR April 1945 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports - 44-72054 / 44-12025 both listed as piloted by Horwath
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Joseph H. Horwath
FindAGrave - Joseph H. Horwath (memorial marker photo)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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