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44-14782

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 3rd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 3rd Scouting Force

    3rd Scouting Force

    Group
    The 3rd Scouting Force was unique in that it operated P-51s and B-17s simultaneously, flying weather reconnaissance and escort missions for the 8th Air Force's Bomb Groups. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Bryan Booker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 385BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA) P-51D 44-11349 The Citadel, Kent 6-Feb-45. Awards: PH.

  • Stanley Gagon

    Military | Major | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Also flew with the 3rd Scouting Force also

  • Raymond Hartley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    ex-319FS, 325th FG in Lesina, Italy [Dec-43 - Jun-44]. Assigned to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferrred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 x kills, 1 x damaged and 4 destroyed [Grd]. Awards: DFC, AM (24OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

  • 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 at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

Assigned to 3rd Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 3 February 1945

Taxiing Accident Wormingford/Sta 159 Cat 3 damage 1Lt Bryan J Booker Jr, 3-Feb-45.

P-51D10 44-14782 3SF 8AF

Transferred Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK May 1945

Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 5 June 1945

Taxi accident 5-Jun-45 with P-51D 44-13978.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2017 10:42:52 Pyker Changes to nicknames
Sources

Corrected spelling of La Vrene to La Verne.

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2016 20:47:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Booker
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Booker%2C+Bryan+J

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