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"Lt. Mcclure Standing Beside His North American P-51 Mustang, The 'Miss Priss'. England. 1 August 1944."

Capt James M McLure of the 504th Ftr Sq, 339th FG with his P-51B 43-24804 "Miss Priss" (coded 5Q-P). The aircraft crash-landed in Belgium 3 October 1944 in the hands of Lt Jerome J Ballard.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12226-B60027AC.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 504th Fighter Squadron


  • James McLure

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    completed tour of duty Nov. 6, 1944, hometown Alexandria, LA


  • 43-24804 'Miss Priss'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt James M McLure. Crash landed Belgium 3-Oct-44. Pilot Lt Jerome J Ballard EVD.


Date Contributor Update
01 September 2016 14:39:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations