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A crew chief of the 355th Fighter Group works on the engine of a P-51 Mustang (WR-W, serial number 43-6520) nicknamed "Woody's Maytag". Image by Alexander "Cal" Sloan. Written on slide casing: 'Woody's Maytag, WR:W with C/C.'



  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...


  • Alexander Sloan

    Alexander Sloan, known as 'Cal' worked as a professional photographer, using a Zeiss Contax 35mm camera, prior to enlistment. ...


  • 43-6520 'Woody's Maytag'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol St Quentin en Tourmont, noting high engine temps, turned for home, managing the situation and trying for the channel, losing speed and altitude. With only 4,000ft altitude flew...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:34 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection