UPL 22671

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Major "Bud" Anderson and his crew chief Leon Zimmermann in front of their P-51. Official caption on back: 'EUROPE-North American P-51 Mustang pilot Major Clarence E. Anderson, Jr., of the 357th Fighter Group, congratulates his crew chief, Sgt Leon E. Zimmermann for his part in the team work that has made possible Anderson’s amazing total of 480 operational hours-116 consecutive missions-without once returning to base before "mission completed". Major Anderson has shot down 18 ½ Nazi planes.'

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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: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Ground Personnel / Armorer

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