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44-63231

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Eugene E Ryan. Re-assigned to 1st Lt Donald E Adams post war.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Donald Adams

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x missions. Credited with 2 destroyed and 2 damaged (ground). ...

  • Floyd Blair

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Ryan

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group

Places

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built ay North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1944

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2016 11:23:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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