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Capt Carl E Breathwit and ground crew 38th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-14970 "Claudia".

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • Carl Breathwit

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FG OTU, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

Aircraft

  • 44-14970 'Claudia'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Carl E Breathwit.

Locations

  • 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
17 April 2017 16:17:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

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