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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron


  • Paul Bowles

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x victory 19-Apr-45. ETD (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Wick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 357th Fighter Group


  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 1944

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Neubiberg, Germany 22 January 1946

Crashed Belly Landing Neubiberg Cat 3 damage Lt George D Wick, 22-Jan-46.

P-51D 44-63168 - 362FS 357FG AFE.


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2017 20:31:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations