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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 22 Aug 45 Lt. Donald W Jones bailed out.



  • 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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron


  • Donald Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 361st Fighter Group

  • James Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 361st Fighter Group


  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1944

Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall, Norwich NR16, UK 22 August 1945

Baled Out due to Engine Failure Manor Farm, Fundenhall Cat 4 damage Lt Donald W Jones, 22-Aug-45.

P-51D 44-14514- 376FS 361FG 8AF


Date Contributor Update
24 October 2017 17:38:35 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