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P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Vernon Carr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour of duty. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard O'Brien

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 339th Fighter Group

Places

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 12 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 13:38:51 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Collection FRE 5958

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13417 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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