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44-14970

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Carl E Breathwit.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Carl Breathwit

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FG OTU, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

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 at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, UK 1944

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed St Vith, Belgium 24 December 1944

Me109 destroyed West of St Vith 24-Dec-44. Pilot Capt Carl E Breathwit.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2017 14:25:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/Group%20Aircraft%20Serials.htm
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=14970&Submit=Search
http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/38th%20FS%20Planes.htm

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