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P-51D serial number 44-15492 CG-U "Huacoar" (L) "My Gal Sal" (R) of the 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group seen at Raydon, England. Assigned pilot - Lt. Billy Clemmons.

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Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Billy Clemmons

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (9OLC), LOM, WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN medal. Post war: remained in USAF serving in Korea and rising to rank of Colonel.

Locations

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2017 18:30:01 Pyker Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Corrected unit and added aircraft details. The different unit from that stated originally can be determined by the striping on the spinner and only two rows of checks to the noseband.

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2017 00:18:55 pursang Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
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