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P-51 Mustang

P-51D 44-13335 GQ-A 'Too Bad' 355th FS, 354th FG, 9th AF, Assigned to Capt later Col George R Bickell, later became Capt Gilbert Talbot's mount. Subsequently reassigned to Capt later Col Robert W Stephens as GQ-S "Killer".



  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron


  • George Bickell

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    CO 354th FG Apr 17, 1944 to Feb 28, 1945 & Apr 13, 1945 to May 31, 1945 CO 355th FS Nov 16, 1942 to Apr 6, 1944 Flight commander 18th PG Hickam Field, TH 1940-42 3.5 air kills

  • Robert Stephens

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Robert W Stephens flew 80 combat missions over Germany in World War II and had a total of 241 combat hours. ...


  • 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
Delivered 2 May 1944

Delivered to Base Air Depot 2, named in a ceremony 3rd June 1944.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK

355th FS, 354th FG, 9th AF.


Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 05:54:28 fugari Changes to person associations


Date Contributor Update
25 July 2015 22:03:54 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations

USAAF Photo via
Peter Randall email.

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2015 17:36:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

USAAF Photo via
Peter Randall email.