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  P-51D-20-NA Mustang Serial Number 44-63357  
USAAF
5th AF
8th Service Group
301st Airdrome Squadron
FEAF - CRTC

Pilot  2nd Lt. Werner K. Neitzke (survived) MI
Crashed  April 24, 1945
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by North American in Inglewood, California as a P-51D-20-NA Mustang. Constructors Number 122-31083. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

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

Mission History
On April 24, 1945 took off from Nadzab Airfield No. 1 on a training mission. This aircraft suffered a landing accident at Nadzab Airfield No. 1.

Memorials
Neitzke passed away on August 9, 1971 due to colon cancer. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw, MI at plot 90-12.

References
AAIR April 1945 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports - P-51D 44-63357 pilot Neitzke
FindAGrave - Werner K. Neitzke (grave photo)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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