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A Packard Merlin engine in a P-51B Mustang of the 354th Fighter Group, 20 January 1944. Printed caption on reverse: 'The Packard V-1650-3 motor fitted to the new North American P-51B.' Printed caption also attached: '4/3 42.' Passed for publication 20 Jan 1944. On reverse: Ministry of Information, Temple Press Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. - By zooming in, you can see the pilot's name listed as GUMM.

IWM catalogue record

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A Packard Merlin engine in a P-51B Mustang of the 354th Fighter Group, 20 January 1944. Printed caption on reverse: 'The Packard V-1650-3 motor fitted to the new North American P-51B.' Printed caption also attached: '4/3 42.' Passed for publication 20 Jan 1944. On reverse: Ministry of Information, Temple Press Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

Connections

Units

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    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
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Charles Gumm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Flight leader 355th FS 354th FG. First Merlin Mustang ace. ...

Aircraft

  • 43-6320 'My Toni'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Brunswick bounced by enemy fighters crashed Hanover Pilot 2lt Rob R B McIntosh KIA (KIA) MACR 3252.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2017 15:01:03 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
01 January 2016 09:39:07 jonteboe Changes to caption
Sources

- By zooming in, you can see the pilot's name listed as GUMM.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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