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42-106473

P-51 Mustang

Service

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Pugh

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Ace with 6 aerial victories P-51B s/n 42-106473 G4+N "Geronimo"

  • James Valkwitch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Wangen in P-51 #42-106473. Worked for Curtiss Aircraft before enlistment

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) near Lutzendorf, Germany 13 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2020 02:05:59 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

"To War With the Yoxford Boys" - Merle C. Olmsted
page 322

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8701 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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