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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

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

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)"

Connections

Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

Aircraft

  • 44-72346 Lil' Aggie

    P-51 Mustang
    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.

Locations

  • Debden

    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...

  • Saffron Walden

    Military site : non-airfield
    Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing. Exact location unknown.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 16:07:46 Emily Changes to caption
Sources

Added serial no by zooming in on image, a/c name from Little Friends

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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