Skip to main content
Edit entry 


P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Charles C Arthuad.



  • 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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron


  • Charles Arthaud

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1/2 Me109, 1.5 Fw190. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Remained in USAF till 1965.

  • Walter Kuemmerle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster 1 Me410


  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Paris, France 17 September 1944

Force-landed non op flight Pohay, SW of Paris France. Lt William F Kuemmerle.


Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 18:24:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations