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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Ground crew fit 75 gallon drop tanks to P-51 Mustang, GQ-I, serial number 43-12451, of the 355th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, January 1944. The aircraft carries the marking "Peggy" on its right hand side. Printed caption on reverse: 'A. 43180 The American Super-Fighter. The American Mustang fighter the P-51B which has maintained a 6 to 1 superiority over all fighter[s] the Luftwaffe has thrown against them during recent attacks on enemy territory it is equipped with a 1,500 h.p. Packard manufactured by Rolls Roce Merlin engine. Photo of the P-51B Mustang. Supplied L.N.A.'



  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron


  • 43-12451 'Live Bait' 'Peggy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Declared war weary. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:43 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection