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44-14519

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Alan K Abner.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Alan Abner

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Fifty missions under his belt, including one where he was shot down into the English Channel and rescued. ...

Places

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 1944

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2016 18:47:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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