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P-51 Mustang



  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron


  • Robert Brown

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Claimed 3rd aerial victory on bomber escort to Ludwigshafen, victims debris damaged A/C P -51B 43-6556 which crashed at Lütisburg on 27-May-44. Baled out, suffering broken leg from collision with tailplane and...


  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 27 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
30 April 2020 22:10:26 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and place associations

"To War With The Yoxford Boys" - Merle Olmstead
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:40 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5107 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database