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44-15613

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt John W Izant. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FG, 9AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 370th Fighter Group
  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron
  • 487th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Clarence Bousfield

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10ADG, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • William Hastings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF. Post War: Worked for NCR 1950-89 in Ohio, Florida and Tennessee.

  • John Izant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 10th Air Depot Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Post War:- Director of Finance, TRW.

  • Richard Kallner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF.

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 13:59:17 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=15613&Submit=Search
http://usafunithistory.com/PDF/0400/487%20FIGHTER%20SQ.pdf

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 15:01:35 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

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