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P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Jack Ilfrey

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1056 multi-engine/Squadron Commander | 1st Fighter Group
    Captain Jack M Ilfrey from Houston, Texas first arrived in the UK in 1942 with the 1st Fighter Group initially based at Goxhill and Kirton-in-Lindsey in Lincolnshire as part of Operation Bolero, the build-up of an American strategic air force in...

Places

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2016 17:23:15 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer and place associations
Sources

Mustang Aces of The Eighth Air Force - Jerry Scutts

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 11:09:10 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Listed under 20th Fighter Group aircraft at Little Friends

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