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AM121

P-51 Mustang

Delivered as an Alison engined Mk I Mustang to the RAF, converted to Mk X by the installation of a two stage RR Merlin 61 engine.
This aircraft arrived at the Rolls-Royce Flight Test Establishment at Hucknall on 7 June 1942 and was the first to be delivered but the last to be converted. A broader chord fin was installed but the aircraft was not slated for testing at Hucknall and instead was sent to RAF Duxford before being loaned to the 8th Fighter Command USAAF at Bovingdon along with fellow Mk X conversion AL963.

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. ...

  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    Command
    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

People

  • LeRoy Gover

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Leroy Gover lived in San Carlos, California. He had the 'bug' for flying and soloed a biplane on his sixteenth birthday. After graduating from high school he helped his father build homes, and learned the skills necessary to become a builder himself....

Places

  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2015 12:41:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://afac.sdp.sirsi.net/client/default/?rm=LEROY+GOVER+-+0%7C%7C%7C1%7...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Mustang_Mk.X

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