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43-6753

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 307FS, 31FG, 15AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 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...

  • 307th Fighter Squadron
  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

People

  • Leon Blanding

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Leon Blanding joined the RCAF and began flying as a sergeant pilot with No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron, and he rose to the rank of Major over the course of two tours with the 4th fighter Group. ...

Places

  • 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

Event Location Date
Crashed 71016 San Severo FG, Italy 8 February 1945

Landing Accident San Severo Italy Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt John W Walcott, 8-Feb-45.

307FS 31FG 15AF.

Crashed 61037 Mondolfo PU, Italy 26 April 1945

Landing Accident Mondolfo Italy Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William H Ault, 26-Apr-45.
307FS 31FG 15AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2016 11:39:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6753&Submit=Se...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-6753&Submit4=Go
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=113193

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