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  P-51K-10-NT Mustang Serial Number 44-12075  
USAAF
5th AF
8th Service Group
301st Airdrome Squadron
FEAF - CRTC

Pilot  2nd Lt. Grant W. Wahlquist, 2064126 (MIA / KIA) UT
Crashed  May 3, 1945
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by North American at Dallas, Texas. Constructors Number 111-30208. 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 May 3, 1945 took off from Nadzab Airfield No. 1 on a local flight. This Mustang crashed due to engine failure roughly a half mile west of Nadzab Airfield No. 1. Pilot Wahlquist was listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
Wahlquist was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery. Wahlquist also has a memorial marker at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, UT.

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Grant W. Wahlquist
FindAGrave - 2Lt Grant W Wahlquist (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - Lieut Grant W Wahlquist (memorial marker photo)
AAIR - May 1945 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports P-51K 44-12075 pilot Wahiquist [sic]

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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