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Capt Harry L Matthew 369FS, 359FG, 8AF seated in P-51B 43-24798 IV-T "Pistol Packin Mama II".



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force


  • Harry Matthew

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Returned for 2nd tour. Failed to Return (FTR) in P-51D 'Pistol Packin Mama' 44-15081 crashed near Neustadt on 28-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12800. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 43-24798 'Pistol Packin' Mama II' 'Norma J'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Harry L Matthew. Re-assigned to Lt Frank W Holliday. Transferred War-weary to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
29 December 2017 21:44:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Peter Randall