UPL 17022


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368th FS two seat P-51B-1-NA 43-12478 photographed at East Wretham 18 Dec 1944. Declared War Weary and relegated to training duties, the fighter remained armed following unit level conversion to 2 seater - note the tape covered gun ports and gunsight in the cockpit. A Malcolm hood topped off this professional conversion. She was used by Capt Andrew T Lemmens to fly Lt Col Grady L Smith to Cambrai, France 13th March 1945 on a scouting mission for bases to move the unit to in France or Belgium, a move which never transpired.


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 354th Fighter Group 355th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-392737
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot/Group Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 368th Fighter Squadron 370th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (359th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-677069
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Sonava Buggar El-Lobo
  • Unit: 354th Fighter Group 359th Fighter Group 356th Fighter Squadron 368th Fighter Squadron


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359th Fighter Group By Jack H Smith