"North American P-51's of the 9th AF, first of a group transferred to France for operational purpose, taxiing along a strip built by the 9th AF Aviation engineers, while other P-51s circle field preparatory to landing."
- P-51B Code C3-A of 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF.
Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...