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Don Bochkay a pilot of the 357th Fighter Group with his P-51 Mustang, March 1944.

IWM catalogue record

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

Captain Clarence "Bud" Anderson of the 357th Fighter Group with his P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Old Crow", March 1944. Passed for publication 12 Mar 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '8/3/44 D. Clarence Anderson 357FG.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. Press caption from reverse: 'MUSTANG PILOT "KILL" 59 IN 30 DAYS. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO SHOWS: Capt. C. Anderson, of Newcastle, Sacramento, Calif., who shot down an enemy plane over Berlin during a recent raid. GLE 265877' [caption]. 'passed for publication 12 Mar 1944' [stamp].

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Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Donald Bochkay

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 510 hrs in 123 Combat missions. Credited 13.83 Kills including 2 x Me262 Jets. Completed 2 Tours of Duty (ETD). ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 July 2019 09:10:14 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Associated Press wrongly identified photo as Bud Anderson in 1944. Bud Anderson is wrongly identified as Don Bochkay in FRE 3115

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2019 23:55:08 fugari Changes to unit associations
Sources

corrected ID

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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