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42-106875

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron
  • 375th Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Cearley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Shackelford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    P-47D #42-75096 overshot the runway on landing and nosed over on return from an operational mission on 5 Feb 1944

  • William Street

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 361st Fighter Group

Places

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF.

Crashed Little Walden, Saffron Walden CB10 1XA, UK 9 November 1944

Take Off Accident due to Engine Failure Little Walden/Sta 165 Cat 4 damage Lt William H Street, 9-Nov-44.

P-51B 42-106875 - 375FS 361FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2017 14:13:49 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://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-106875&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-106875&Submit4=Go

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