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Maj Robert Stephens in the cockpit of his North American P-51D Mustang 44-13335 GQ-S 'Killer'. Kneeling on the wing is probably crew chief T/Sgt Nick Kappas.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter 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


  • Robert Stephens

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Robert W Stephens flew 80 combat missions over Germany in World War II and had a total of 241 combat hours. ...


  • 44-13335 'Too Bad' 'Killer'

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51D 44-13335 GQ-A 'Too Bad' 355th FS, 354th FG, 9th AF, Assigned to Capt later Col George R Bickell, later became Capt Gilbert Talbot's mount. Subsequently reassigned to Capt later Col Robert W Stephens as GQ-S "Killer".


Date Contributor Update
25 July 2015 20:55:51 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and person associations

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2015 17:46:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations