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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 28-Jun-44 due to engine fire - Lt George C Armstrong bailed safely RTD.



  • 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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 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...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron
  • 55th Fighter Squadron


  • George Arnold

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.


  • 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...

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1944

Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Ash Bypass, Ash, Canterbury CT3, UK 28 June 1944

Lost 28-Jun-44 due to engine fire - Lt George C Armstrong bailed safely RTD.


Date Contributor Update
26 July 2016 13:25:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations