71st TRG F-6 Mustangs

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Daniel Leahy
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71st TRG F-6 Mustangs

Post by Daniel Leahy »

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone had details on the following 71st TRG F-6 Mustangs:

44-14633 - Lost 04-Dec-1944 (MACR 12190).
44-14619 - Lost 22-Feb-1945 (MACR 12676).
44-14841 - Lost 05-Mar-1945.

Any details as to pilot, squadron and mission would be greatly appreciated.
Daniel Leahy
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Post by PF »

ABMC lists:82nd Squadron/71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group
Two Listed on Tablets of the Missing/Manila American Cemetery:
Richards, James G. 1st Lt. #0-676652/WY/4-Dec 1944/AM-Oak Leaf Clust.
Cox,John B. 1st Lt. #0-710050/TX/Am-Oak Leaf Clu PH {DOD listed as 23 Feb 1946}

Huffman, Robert Sidell. 2nd Lt/0-827209/Indiana/DOD 5-Mar 1945/PH.
Buried in Manila American Cemtery/PLot N/Row 9/Grave 48.

Colin C Tigwell
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Post by Colin C Tigwell »

Yes the 1946 date is not a typo as such, it means that no confirmed death took place on the date of the loss.

So in order to settle the estate and widow type admin. Then the DOD was extended by 12 months.

Normally they will note change the DOD if the remains are found after the one year extension.

With some very high up sponsorship we haver been trying tonget the DOD change to the correct one, on the headstones of Beautifull Betsy with no result.


Vietnam Vet and proud of it.

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