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Missing 55th Fighter Group aircraft on 1944-08-26:

Dates may be UK-style: dd/mm/yy

#44-13954 - North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
  55FG338FS
MIA1944-08-26
Notes13954 (55th FG, 338th FS 'Da Quake') force landed on beach at Cape Ferret, France Aug 26, 1944 after getting lost and running low on fuel. Stripped of spares and left on beach. Wreck recovered May 3, 1981 and moved to Musee de l'Air, Paris. Noted in wrecked condition outside Musee de l'Air, Paris 1988. Sld to UK owner in 1996 and stored until 2001 when restoration began. Registration G-UAKE taken up Feb 20, 2004.
SourceJoe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

#44-14014 - North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
  55FG338FS
MIA1944-08-26 - MACR #: 8535
Notes14014 (55th FG, 338th FS) lost Aug 26, 1944. MACR 8535
SourceJoe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

#44-14050 - North American P-51D-5-NA Mustang

 GroupSquadronSq CodeA/C Code
  55FG338FS
MIA1944-08-26
Notes14050 (55th FG 338th FS) ran out of fuel and crashed into Channel Aug 26, 1944. Pilot killed.
SourceJoe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html