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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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron


  • Barry Hicks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 2 x destroyed, 1 x damaged. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME. USAAF portrait -

  • George Rew

    Military | Major | Pilot - Squadron Commander | 361st Fighter Group


  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...


Event Location Date
Crashed Great Chishill, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 21 July 1944

Crashed 21 July 44 on test flight, Great Chishall, pilot Lt Barry R Hicks bailed out-engine failure and was uninjured. Home base Bottisham.


Date Contributor Update
10 June 2017 07:40:41 PaulN Changes to markings

This aircraft is not the same as 'Snoopys Sniper.' It is the first (?) of the 'Scarlet Kate' line of three aircraft of 374th FS/361FG. The spinner and cowling would be yellow not blue. 'Scarlet Kate III' is also illustrated in the library as B7-R but the aircraft serial is not shown.

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 20:26:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations

Roger Freeman / /