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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Bailey A Williams. Re-assigned to Lt Clifford W Bowers.



  • 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. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron


  • Clifford Bowers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3.5 destroyed. End of War (EOW). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Denny

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Crashed near Cande on 4 Jul 44 AM w 1/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Bailey Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 479th Fighter Group


  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich IP7, UK 1944

Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wattisham Airfield, Ipswich IP7, UK 10 November 1944

Landing Accident Wattisham/Sta 377 Cat 3 damage Lt Jack S Denny, 10-Nov-44.

P-51D 44-14373 - 434FS 479FG 8AF.


Date Contributor Update
23 February 2017 20:52:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations