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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 43-6876 'Penny'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF as a hack A/C.


  • 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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • 554th Fighter Training Squadron


  • Gordon Burlingame

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Experienced three times that he lived but should not have. Wasn't an ace (had only 3 kills) but preferred this. Always aimed for the boiler when firing on trains to allow the engineer a chance to escape alive (according to daughter's remarks in...


  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 23 August 1944

Landing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Jack D Leon, 23-Aug-44.

554FTS 496FTG 8AF.

Crashed Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 1 January 1945

Taxiing Accident Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Gordon S Burlingame, 1-Jan-45.

352FS 353FG 8AF.


Date Contributor Update
14 March 2016 12:21:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations