War weary P-51B 42-106902 LH-O from the "Clobber College" seen arriving at BAD1 - Burtonwood to be scrapped at war's end.
The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...
Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Scrapped at BAD1 to wars end.
Military site : airfield
Built for the RAF in 1939-40, the RAF's No. 37 Maintenance Unit used the base from 1940 to 1942, before it became a joint Anglo-American maintenance and servicing airfield - a Base Air Depot. After the war it continued to be used as a maintenance and...