Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Alan K Abner.
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...
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. ...
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...
|Manufactured||Inglewood, CA, USA||1944|
Built at North American Aviation.
Delivered to USAAF.
|Assigned||Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK||1944|
Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.
|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|