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44-14160

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Carl G Tafel Jr.

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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Bateman

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD. ...

  • Carl Tafel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Adenau in P-51 44-13953

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 26 September 1944

Landing Accident Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 4 damage Lt James A Bateman, 26-Sep-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2016 09:57:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=14160&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-14160&Submit4=Go

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