43-12474

Ground crew of the 357th Fighter Group winch a P-51 Mustang (G4-H, serial number 43-12474) following a landing accident at Raydon 21 January 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Olmsted, Raydon.'

Object Number - FRE 495 - Ground crew of the 357th Fighter Group winch a P-51 Mustang (G4-H, serial number 43-12474) following a landing accident at Raydon 21 January 1944....

Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 109TRS, 67TRG, 9AF USAAF.

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Units served with

People

Lieutenant Konstantin H of the 357th Fighter Group with a P-51 Mustang (G4-O, serial number 43-6923) nicknamed "Sweet Helen". Written on slide casing: 'Konstantin Vogel with Mace's P-51.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 362nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-745553
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Places

Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Raydon, Ipswich IP7 5LL, UK 21 January 1944 Landing Accident Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage Lt Konstantin J Vogel, 21-Jan-44. P-51B 43-12474 - 362FS 357FG 9AF

Crashed

Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8HN, UK 7 May 1944 Taxiing Accident Middle Wallop/Sta 449 Cat 3 damage Lt John H Ryther, 7-May-44. P-51B 43-12474 - 362FS 357FG 9AF

Crashed

Charleroi, Belgium 23 December 1944 Taxiing Accident Charleroi/A-87 Cat 3 damage, [ground crew], 23-Dec-44. F-6B 43-12474 - 109TRS 67TRG 9AF

Manufactured

Inglewood, CA, USA Built at North American.

Delivered

California, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Leiston IP16, UK Assigned to 362FS 357FG 9AF USAAF.

Assigned

Charleroi, Belgium Transferred to 109TRS, 67TRG, 9AF USAAF.

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