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44-14543

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Lancaster

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Sept. 1944-Sept. 1945, P-51D 'The Maine Beav'

  • Gilbert Ralston

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 61 missions, 371:45 hours. Hit by flak Compiegne in P-51B 43-6620 and wounded in stomach. Baled out into English Channel 5 miles from French coast and rescued by ASR 11-Jun-44. Credited 2 kills. Ended Tour of Duty ...

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2017 22:07:43 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
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