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  P-51D-15-NA Mustang Serial Number 44-15225  
USAAF
5th AF
8th Service Group
301st Service Squadron
FEAF - CRTC

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USAAF February 16, 1945
Pilot  2nd Lt. Clarence D. Singleston (survived)
Force Landed  February 16, 1945


Aircraft History
Built by North American in Inglewood, California. Constructors Number 109-?????. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-51D-15-NA Mustang serial number 44-15225. 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 Service Squadron part of the Far East Air Force - Combat Replacement Training Center (FEAF - CRTC) at Nadzab Airfield. No known nose art or nickname. Tail number 4.

Mission History
On February 16, 1945 took off from Nadzab Airfield No. 1 on a training mission and while trying to land force landed in kunai grass During the landing, the propeller was bent and right wing root and fuselage were damaged. Pilot survived. Afterwards, written off, scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-51D-15-NA Mustang 44-15225
"15225 (302st [sic 301st] Service Squadron, 8th Service Group, 5th AF) in landing accident at Nadzap Airfield Morobe, Papua New Guinea Feb 16, 1945. Pilot survived, but aircraft was destroyed."
February 1945 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports - P-51D 44-15225
Thanks to Edward Rogers for additional information

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June 29, 2019

 

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