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'The Bottisham Four', 26th July 1944, Cambridgeshire. Taken by the 8th Fighter Command from a B-17 of the 91th Bomb Group, Bassingborne. Formation leader is Col. Thomas J. J. Christian Jr. Group Commander with his P-51D Mustang E2-C serial no. 44-13410 'Lou IV' named for his daughter. Second plane E2-S flown by Lt. Urban L. Drew. Third plane is Major Roswell Freedman's E2-A serial no. 44-13568 nicknamed 'Sky Bouncer'. Fourth plane is an early model P-51B E2-H serial no. 42-106811 nicknamed 'Suzy G' flown by Lt. Francis Glankler. This formation was photographed many times.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0277



  • Thomas Christian

    Military | Colonel | Pilot / Commanding Officer 361st Fighter Group
    Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, Jr ...


Date Contributor Update
15 October 2015 15:54:06 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption

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