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44-63181

P-51 Mustang

Crashed as a result of a training accident on 13 January 1945 at Wimpole Hall, with Herbert Elin as pilot

Service

Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 78th Fighter Group
    Crew Chief assigned to P-51 Mustangs 44-63181 and 44-63555

  • Herbert Elin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Killed in a training accident at Wimpole Hall on 13 January 1945 in P-51 Mustang 44-63181 AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

Places

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • 163rd General Hospital (Wimpole Hall)

    Military site : non-airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2021 08:30:20 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Information provided by Ted Dammick and Peter Randall, Joe Baugher, and Little Friends

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