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P-51 Mustang

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



  • 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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter 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


  • Luster Prewitt

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    April 1943-Nov. 1944, P-51B 42-106599


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

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

Crashed Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 8 December 1944

Ground Accident East Wretham/Sta 133 Lt Lawson B Barganier, 8-Dec-44.

P-51B 42-106599 - 369FS 359FG 8AF


Date Contributor Update
15 January 2018 20:10:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations