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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 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. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 83rd Fighter Squadron


  • William Julian

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Completed tour of duty Sept. 8, 1945, hometown Dallas, TX July 30, 1943, made wheels up landing at RAF Wratting Common in P-47 41-6628 due to BD.


  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Pebworth, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8XJ, UK 6 February 1945

Baled Out Collins Pebworth Cat 4 damage Lt William H Julian, 6-Feb-45.

P-51D 44-63271 83FS 78FG 8AF


Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 11:32:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations