43-24823 Old Crow Berlin Express

A P-51 Mustang (B6-K) nicknamed "Berlin Express" of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group in flight. media-388121.jpg FRE 6076 A P-51 Mustang (B6-K) nicknamed "Berlin Express" of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group in flight. Roger Freeman Collection

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Object Number - FRE 6076 - A P-51 Mustang (B6-K) nicknamed "Berlin Express" of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group in flight.

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Clarence E Anderson. Re-assigned to Lt William B Overstreet. Re-assigned to Lt William H Fricker. Landing accident 30-May-45 - Lt. William S Davis.

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People

Captain Clarence E. Jr. "Bud" Anderson, ace of the 357th Fighter Group, sits on the wing of his P-51 Mustang (B6-S, serial number 43-12315) nicknamed "Old Crow". Image signed on reverse by Anderson. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Major C E Anderson ace 357 FG. A/c name 'Old Crow'.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron Headquarters (357th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-730324
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 357th Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-813125
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-440416
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-745787
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Ground Personnel / Armorer

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

Leiston IP16, UK 30 May 1945 Landing Accident Leiston/Sta 373 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William S Davis, 30-May-45. P-51B15 43-24823W 363FS 357FG 8AF

Manufactured

Inglewood, CA, USA Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered

California, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Leiston IP16, UK Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

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