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44-14423

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Henry Briggs

    Military | Private First Class | Armourer | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Bromschwig

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Neil Dornbus

    Military | Corporal | Armourer | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Jeffrey

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
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Places

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 28 May 1945

Crashed Belly Landing due to Engine Failure or Fire, Hadleigh/ 2 miles NW, CAT4 damaged, pilot James E Bouchier.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2015 22:28:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.littlefriends.co.uk / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

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