42-106448 The Hun Hunter / Texas

A P-51 Mustang (WR-Z, serial number 42-106448) nicknamed "The Hun Hunter ~ Texas" of the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Group taxiying at Steeple Morden.

Object Number - FRE 2944 - A P-51 Mustang (WR-Z, serial number 42-106448) nicknamed "The Hun Hunter ~ Texas" of the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Group taxiying at...

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 1st Scouting Force. Destroyed in Mid Air Collision with RAF Stirling Nr Sandy, pilot Lt Thomas W Kiley Killed in Training Accident KITA, 14-Feb-45.

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Units served with

People

Major Henry W Brown of the 355th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Maj Henry W Brown.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 355th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-60975 / O-2044989
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 364th Fighter Group 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-62984
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer

Places

Aerial photography of Honington airfield looking south, the technical site with four C-type hangars and bomb dump are at the top, 21 June 1946. Photograph taken by No. 540 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/1589. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Honington

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 15 September 1944 Landing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William F Kissel, 15-Sep-44. 555FTS 496FTG 8AF.

Crashed

Sandy, Sandy, Central Bedfordshire SG19, UK 14 February 1945 Mid Air Collision with RAF Stirling Nr Sandy Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Thomas W Kiley KITA, 14-Feb-45. 383FS 364FG 8AF.

Manufactured

Inglewood, CA, USA Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered

California, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Transferred

Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Transferred

Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP31, UK Transferred War Weary to 1st Scouting Force.

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