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P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • Headquarters (55th Fighter Group)

People

  • Elwyn Righetti

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Righetti held the rank of Major when he joined the 55th Fighter Group but it would only be a matter of days before he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He also spent just a couple of days with the 38th Fighter Squadron, before going to the 338th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 17 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 10:41:44 Pyker Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Added detail such as nickname and description of aircraft markings.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13916 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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