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44-15343

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Charles E Beck.

Service

Units

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Charles Beck

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944

Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed zweefvliegveld Venlo, Bloemartsweg, 5913 Venlo, Netherlands 7 May 1945

Crashed Venlo AB Netherlands. 7-May-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2016 11:59:59 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=44-15343
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=48786

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