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P-51 Mustang

Service

People

  • Langhorn Gee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 27th Air Transport Group

Places

  • Speke

    Military site : airfield
    Speke served as a reception centre for the assembly of Lockheed aircraft types from USA 1938-44, and as despatch centre for the return from UK of Eighth Air Force and Ninth Air Force fighters in 1945. The current runway for the Liverpool John Lennon...

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 30 October 1943

Built by North American at its Inglewood, California plant, the aircraft was accepted by the USAAF on 30th October 1943.

Delivered Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside L24, UK 2 February 1944

Shipped across the Atlantic arriving at the Lockheed facility at Speke on the 2nd February 1944.

Crashed 18 February 1944

Take off accident, damaged beyond economical repair, Speke, England. Pilot Langhorne S Gee.

Rebuilt Warton, Warton Aerodrome, Warton, Preston, Lancashire PR4, UK 1 July 1944

Having been shipped to Warton as salvage, groundcrew rebuilt it, in their spare time, with parts from other damaged airframes. Returned to flight July 1944 as 'Spare Parts'. Used as a squadron hack.

Crashed Irish Sea

The aircraft believed to have been lost due to a major engine failure in late 1944 possibly over the South of England or the Irish Sea, though no official report.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 23:09:01 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2015 13:20:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://laituk.org / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

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