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