44-63216 Anne Nihilator

A P-51 Mustang aircraft (HL-A, serial number 44-63216), named "Anne Nihilator". Colonel John Landers, Commanding Officer of the 78th Fighter Group - based at Duxford is in the cockpit. This photograph was taken in early 1945; subsequent to this Mustang being reallocated from Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert E. Olin. Handwritten on slide casing:"HL-A Mason Barnard"

Object Number - FRE 5610 - A P-51 Mustang aircraft (HL-A, serial number 44-63216), named "Anne Nihilator". Colonel John Landers, Commanding Officer of the 78th Fighter Group -...

First used by Lt Colonel Olin Gilbert, Anne Nihilator was given to Lt Colonel John Landers for several missions in 1945. It was flown by the 78th Fighter Group from Duxford from when the Mustang fighter was stationed there in 1943/4 until the end of the war.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (78th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-402313
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 361st Fighter Group 55th Fighter Group 38th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-431968
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer

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Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Revisions

Date14 Jul 2015 13:56:28
Contributorjrugman
Sources

Page 40, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman.

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