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44-73155

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Returned to the Z.I. during Fall 1945 and later (April 1947) assigned to the 165th FS KY ANG; selected for transfer to the Korean War theatre and eventually transferred to the ROKAF (Korean AF); lost in a flying accident 17th May 1953.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Philo Burney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Transferred to 10th Air Depot Group. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2016 22:52:01 Pyker Changes to nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Removed all reference to "Ole VII" and 355th FG, 358FS as this relates to 44-73165 not 44-73155

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2016 21:31:43 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-73155
http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/38th%20FS%20Planes.htm
http://www.swissmustangs.ch/20214/20268.html

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2016 20:26:17 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-73155
http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/38th%20FS%20Planes.htm

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2015 04:16:54 santini99 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added production block no.

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 17:11:33 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, markings, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Listed under 4th Fighter Group aircraft at Little Friends

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