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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Crash landed out of fuel 13-Jan-45, Cat 4 damage, written off. Pilot Major Earl L Abbott.



  • 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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter 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...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron


  • Earl Abbott

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan...

  • William Montgomery

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA 19 May 1944

Landing Accident Los Angeles Airport Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt George E Halsey, 19-May-44.

ProcDist North Amer Avn, Inglewood, CA MC

Crashed Brest, France 13 January 1945

Crashed Belly Landing out of fuel Brest Peninsula Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Earl L Abbott, 13-Jan-45.

328FS 352FG 8AF.


Date Contributor Update
19 June 2016 16:33:15 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2016 13:27:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations