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Flight Manual for 1st Lt. Francis L Eshelman's P-51

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Units

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 357th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Francis Eshelman

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Francis Eshelman served as a fighter pilot with the 355th Fighter Group. He crashed near Melun, France on 12 August 1944 in P-51 43-6626 and managed to evade capture.

Aircraft

Locations

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

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Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 20:14:58 daba82 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Source: James Eshelman

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