Lt Col 'Bitchin' Ben S Irvin, Commander of the 382nd FS 363rd FG, Maupertuis Airfield A-15 France, July 1944 P-51D serial 44-13575.
Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...
Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Harry E Dugan. Transferred to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Col Ben S Irvin.
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