A P-51 Mustang (QP-K, serial number 44-72346) nicknamed "Lil' Aggie" of the 4th Fighter Group prepares for take off at Debden. Handwritten on slide case:"Mustang of the 4th Fgtr. Gp. at Debden, England Feb 1945 (near Saffron Walden)"
IWM catalogue record
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A P-51 Mustang of the 4th Fighter Group - Debden. Handwritten on slide case:"Mustang of the 4th Fgtr. Gp. at Debden, England Feb 1945 (near Saffron Walden)"
Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...
Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Sold to Swedish airforce, re-serialed J 26, assigned to F16 29-Sep-49, A/C abandoned after engine failure Sjövik, 10K NE Gävle. Pilot Sgt Ragnar T Hugosson, injured baling out.
Military site : airfield
RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...
Military site : non-airfield
Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing.
Exact location unknown.