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Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Thomas H Adams, whose 4.5 air victories and 1 ground victory were claimed in this 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. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron


  • Thomas Adams

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 4.5 air victories and 1 ground victory credited. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).


  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 1944

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Germany 5 December 1944

E/A destroyed.

E/A Destroyed 1/2 Kassel, Germany 5 January 1945

E/A shared destroyed. Kassel.

E/A Destroyed x 2 Germany 10 January 1945

Two E/A destroyed. 1 x Aerial and 1 x ground kill.

E/A Destroyed Magdeburg, Germany 15 January 1945

Two Fw190 destroyed on 'Big Day'.


Date Contributor Update
26 June 2016 11:05:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Mustang Aces of the 357th Fighter Group by Chris Bucholtz.