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North American P-51B Mustang FT*E 43-12375 "Bonnie B", 353rd FS, 354th FG, 9th AF. Was assigned to Capt Don M Beerbower, lost in this aircraft on 9th August 1944. KIA. MACR 8150. He was promoted to Major before his death. Photo taken at Criqueville Airfield,France (A-2).

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 353rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-12375 'Bonnie B'

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51B Mustang FT*E 43-12375 "Bonnie B", 353rd FS, 354th FG, 9th AF. While on a fighter sweep in the Reims, France area he took the squadron down to strafe a German airfield. On their second pass his plane took hits in the wing and fuselage, then went...

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Date Contributor Update
06 June 2015 19:07:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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