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    Default RAF Mustang Losses

    Dear Gentlemen,

    I'm looking for further details (Sqdn., Pilot etc.) of the following losses:

    Mustang IVA KH721. MIA Mar 12, 1945
    Mustang III KH617. Missing Mar 21, 1945
    Mustang III KH504. Bellylanded 29 mi W of Wiesbaden Apr 4, 1945 following engine failure
    Mustang IVA KM127. Missing from ground support mission Apr 12, 1945
    Mustang III KH560. Crashlanded Apr 16,1945 following flak damage
    Mustang III HB919. Wrecked when crashlanded following flak damage Apr 19, 1945
    Mustang III HB943. Crashed Apr 19, 1945 after pilot bailed out following flak hit
    Mustang III KH459. Missing from sweep Apr 28, 1945

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Stefan

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    Stefan

    A quick search of the web reveals:

    KH617 P-51C-10-NT - Mustang III 111-29262 44-11129 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 21/11/44 - 21/2/45. CV-L. W/Off Rennison missing 21/2/45, A/c crashed at EC135080 near target
    http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a68d.htm


    Mustang Mk. IVA KM127 GA X
    Flt Sgt Thomas Phillip Roberts, 1623387, RAFVR 12/4/45
    Shot down by flak, Bastia, Italy Apr 12, 1945, A/C shot down near front line, KIA, North American P-51K-10-NT Mustang c/n 111-30086/30685. 11953/11992 to RAF as KM100/KM139, 44-11980 to RAF as Mustang IVA KM127. Missing from ground support mission Apr 12,
    http://raf-112-squadron.org/planelosses.html

    Martyn

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    Stefan

    Your list seems an odd mixture of serial numbers I am intrigued to know what is the connection between these aircraft?

    Steve

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    Dear Gentlemen,

    thanks for the replies so far.

    At the moment we are investigating the crashsite of a P-51 in northern germany. It is not listed in the reports of the Luftgau XI. I want to check if this a/c may have flown under the command of the RAF.

    So this list may sound odd but it is very important for our researches.

    Cheers

    Stefan

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    OK Stefan

    From your list the only candidates could be KH504 165 Sqn or KH721 154 Sqn all the others were lost in Italy.

    Steve

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    Dear Steve,

    thanks a lot for your support. All now points to a missing pilot of the USAAF.

    cheers

    stefan

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