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P-51 Mustang



  • 44-13650

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 3SF, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.


  • 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. ...

  • 3rd Scouting Force

    3rd Scouting Force

    The 3rd Scouting Force was unique in that it operated P-51s and B-17s simultaneously, flying weather reconnaissance and escort missions for the 8th Air Force's Bomb Groups. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter 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...



Event Location Date
Crashed Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 13 April 1945

Minor damage, mid air collision, Wormingford [Sta 159], Pilot Tom L Fitzsimons, 13/04/45.

Crashed Eye, Suffolk, UK 28 May 1945

Minor damage, take off accident, Eye [Sta 134], Stowmarket, Suffolk, England. Pilot Frank B McLaughlin[490th BG], 28/05/45.


Date Contributor Update
30 January 2015 13:24:42 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Roger Freeman Photo / /

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2015 12:59:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and media associations

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