IWM catalogue record
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A P-51 Mustang aircraft HL-D (serial number 44-63271), of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, Duxford, February 1945. Handwritten on slide casing:"78FG return to R A Freeman"
The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...
Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.
Military site : airfield
RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...