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44-11341

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 2SF, 8AF USAAF. Crash landed at RAF Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, 8-Jan-45. Pilot Lt Marvin H Castleberry survived but aircraft was destroyed.

Service

Units

People

  • Marvin Castleberry

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF. Re-assigned to 2nd Scout Force, 8AF. Credited 1 x Me262 kill. Transferred 4th Fighter Group. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Ceglarski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    George was from Library, Pennsylvania, and arrived at the 4th Fighter Group 2 June 1944. He was there until 15 September. He was exchanged for pilots from the 355th Fighter Group that Lt. Col. Kinnard brought in to help him reorganize and revitalise...

Places

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 26 November 1944

Crashed Belly Landing Steeple Morden/Sta 122 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt George W Ceglarski, 26-Nov-44.

2SF 8AF

Crashed Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 8 January 1945

Crash Landing Steeple Morden/Sta 122 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Marvin H Castleberry, 8-Jan-44.

2SF 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2016 11:33:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=11341&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-11341&Submit4=Go

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