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44-14251

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Major Roy B Caviness. Transferred to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF with Caviness.

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...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    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 ...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron
  • 84th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Roy Caviness

    Military | Colonel | Pilot - Group Commanding Officer | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to HQ Sqn, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Transferred to HQ Sqn, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 14 x kills. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

  • Duane Grounds

    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...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 29 June 1945

Transferred to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2017 15:01:44 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames
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Date Contributor Update
16 December 2017 14:51:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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