IWM catalogue record
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A P-51 Mustang (6N-N, serial number 44-15001) nicknamed "Silver Streak" of the 339th Fighter Group, flown by Captain Robert E Irion. Image via Stephev C Ananian, 339th Fighter Group Written on slide casing: 'Silver Streak 6N-N, Cpt Robert E Irion.'
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 | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
completed tour of duty July 20, 1945, hometown Axtell, KS
Military site : airfield
Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...