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Maj. Robin Olds, 434th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-14426 L2-W “Scat #5”. Crew Chief on L2-W was S/Sgt. Glen A Wold, seen standing by the wing root, with Carl O Ayers, Assistant Crew Chief, standing on the wing. The unidentified crew member leaning on the drop tank is most likely the armorer.

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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. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron

People

Aircraft

  • 44-14426 'Scat #5'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Robin Olds. Transferred to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 12:06:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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