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Captain Harvey Mace of the 357th Fighter Group with his P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Sweet Helen" at Leiston. Written on slide casing: 'Lt Harvey Mace, Sweet Helen Leiston.'
The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
2. 5 victories on 29 Jul 1944, 1 victory on 18 Sept 1944
Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.
Military site : airfield
Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...