Capt William C Brearley of the 359th FS, 356th FG with his assigned P-51D "Princess Jocelyn" (serial unknown). Brearley flew several Mustangs carrying this nickname, all coded OC-C.
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD1). Rejoined for 2nd tour. 97 combat missions. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD2). Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (9OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.