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44-63684

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Col William B Bailey. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    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...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron
  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Bailey

    Military | Lieutenant General | Air Executive; Deputy Commanding Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 186 x combat missions. Credited 3 x kills (air), 3 x kills (ground). ...

Places

  • 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...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 1944

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 1944

Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2016 15:22:42 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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