media-5400.jpeg UPL 5400 P-51D 44-72227 CL-M of Lt.Col. Elwyn G "Eager El" Righetti, Commanding Officer 55th Fighter Group. Replaced his earlier P-51 44-14223 similarly marked. He was killed in this aircraft on 17th April 1945 when hit by flak attcking Grossenhaim A/D 30 Miles South of Dresden. Crash landed but body never recovered.
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Units served with
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 55th Fighter Group Headquarters Squadron (55th Fighter Group) 338th Fighter Squadron
- Service Numbers: O-396312
- Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
- Role/Job: Pilot
Failed to Return (FTR)
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