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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Lt Black, Cpt Roark and Lt Pogue at various times.



  • 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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron


  • Richard Black

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 4 x kills [1 Unidentified, 2 Me109, 1 Ju88]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (8 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Pogue

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 20th Fighter Group
    9 ground straffing kills inc 5 He111, 1 Me110, 3 Me109, 1 He177 Flew P-51s, F-80s in post WWII Japan and F-84s during the Korean War.

  • Frank Roark

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. 1/2 x Do217, 1 x FW190. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA 1943

Built at North American.

Assigned Kings Cliffe, UK 1944

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 17:37:33 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 17:20:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations