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44-14337

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Colonel Harold J Rau. Re-assigned to 1st Lt Darrell A Beschen.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Darrell Beschen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 3.5 kills. End of War (EOW). ...

  • James Douglas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Fregone

    Military | Corporal | Asst Crew Chief | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: EAME (6 Bronze Stars), WWII Victory.

  • Luther Ghent

    Military | Sergeant | Armament | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Harold Rau

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1056 multi-engine/Group Commander | 20th Fighter Group
    CO 356th FG Feb. 1943-Nov. 1943 ...

  • James Surace

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Communications | 20th Fighter Group

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2016 11:58:43 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Beschen&Submit=Se...

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2016 11:25:54 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=Beschen&Submit=Se...

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