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43-6877

P-51 Mustang

P-51B s/n 43-6877 was originally GQ+Z "Short-Snorter" and flown by 1Lt John Carpenter. It was ground looped on May 27, 1944 and rebuilt has a 2 seater by SSgt Prudhomme and Sgt Barone.

Service

Units

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron

People

Places

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

  • Cricqueville

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 04:20:07 fugari Changes to nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

JCook Archives and Photo Collection

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 01:47:56 zactyson4 Changes to markings
Sources

354thpmfg.com

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2021 01:46:05 zactyson4 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

354thpmfg.com

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