IWM catalogue record
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Lieutenant Cary Salter, a pilot of the 354th Fighter Group with a two seat P-51 Mustang (GR-B). Image via Cary Salter. Salter has handwritten on the reverse: '353 Ftr Sqdn- 354 Ftr Group, Jun 1945. GRB were initials of George R Bickell, commander of 354th Group at end of WWII. George died in October 1987. GRB was a two seat P-51B and had previously been named "The Stars Looks Down". Gen Eisenhower had been a passenger, flown by Ged Edward Queseda, on July 4 1944 as they looked over the Normandy beach area, France.'
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot