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P-51 Mustang



  • 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. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (355th Fighter Group)


  • Albert Kaplan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

  • Claiborne Kinnard

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer, Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Colonel Kinnard, already a much decorated fighter pilot, came to the 4th Fighter Group in September 1944 from his former position as Group Commander of the 355th Fighter Group. He was appointed Deputy Group Commander, reporting to Lt. James Clark,...

  • Darrell McAfee

    Military | Sergeant | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Virgil McAfee

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Mechanic | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Damaged Michigan, USA 18 June 1948

Mechanical failure, damaged Cat2, Kellogg Field, Michigan, whilst on strength 172nd Fighter Squadron 127th Fighter Group, pilot John B Flagg, 18/06/48.

Crashed North Korea 13 September 1951

Attached to 18th Ftr-Bmbr Group. One of four F-51s on rail interdiction mission between Sonchon and Kwaksan, attacked by 2-3 Mig-15's, severely damaged by Mig 15 crashed in mud flats 4 miles west of Samdan-dong (Amjuk-dong). Written Off Damaged Beyond Repair.


Date Contributor Update
18 June 2015 04:42:08 santini99 Changes to production block number

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Date Contributor Update
11 February 2015 22:40:36 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
11 February 2015 18:08:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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