42-106973       P51

 

On 25 August 1944 a P-51-B, # 42-106973, assigned to 10th Air Force, 311th Fighter Group, 528th Fighter Squadron, Tingkawk-Sakan, Burma, departed its airfield on a ferry mission to the airfield at Mohanbari, India. Last contact was over Ledo, India, at about 1500 hrs. The pilot was 2ndLt Frederick L. Roth, # 0-726481. He was last seen by 2ndLt Joseph J. Reichart, 0-693235, and 2ndLt Richard H. Newcomb, 0-692705. Wreckage of the P-51 was located at 26° 57’ North & 96° 6’ 30” East, burned. Flight Leader Lt. Woodcock’s P-51 was also lost.

 

ROTH, FREDERICK LEONARD, Second Lieutenant, # 0-726481, USAAF

 

Frederick L. Roth was born on 4 May 1918 in Portland, Oregon to Frederick Isadore Roth (1883-1955) and Alice F. Roth (1889-    ). The accuracy of the familial information is uncertain.

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 16 October 1940, as a student, 2638 Portland St., Portland, OR, and described himself as He enlisted in the USAAF as an aviation cadet in Los Angeles, California, on 16 December 1941. He completed flight instruction through advanced schools and earned his commission and fighter pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 25 August 1944 a P-51-B, # 42-106973, assigned to 10th Air Force, 311th Fighter Group, 528th Fighter Squadron, Tingkawk-Sakan, Burma, departed its airfield on a ferry mission to the airfield at Mohanbari, India. Last contact was over Ledo, India, at about 1500 hrs. The pilot was 2ndLt Frederick L. Roth, # 0-726481. He was last seen by 2ndLt Joseph J. Reichart, 0-693235, and 2ndLt Richard H. Newcomb, 0-692705. Wreckage of the P-51 was located at 26° 57’ North & 96° 6’ 30” East, burned. Flight Leader Lt. Woodcock’s P-51 was also lost. After recovery from the American military cemetery in Barrackpore, India, his remains were buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, on 11 January 1949 (Sec. C, Grave 95).