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43-6503

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Written off after Mid Air Collision 26-Jul-44.

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...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron
  • 555th Fighter Training Squadron

People

  • Denis Alison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 19 x combat missions, 82:10 combat hours. Killed in Action (KIA) on 1 Nov 1944 near Legden in P-51D 44-14378. MACR 10236. Awards: AM (OLC), EAME (2 x battle stars), PH.

  • Ernest McMahan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group

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...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

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

Crashed Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 11 April 1944

Take Off Accident Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 4 damage Lt Ernest B McMahan, 11-Apr-44.

P-51B 43-6503 - 487FS 352FG 8AF

Assigned Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK June 1944

Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK 26 July 1944

Belly Landing due to Mid Air Collision Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 5 damage Lt Denis J Alison, 26-Jul-44.

P-51B 43-6503 - 555FTS 496FTG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2017 19:52:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-6503&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-6503&Submit4=Go
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=113149

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