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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

P-51 Mustangs including (serial number 43-6656) and (serial number 43-6959) at Speke, Liverpool for delivery to US Army Air Force Groups. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Assembled P-51Bs of an early shipment at Speke a/d, winter 43-44.'



  • 43-6959

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to return from Ramrod to Merseburg, section turned to engage 50+ enemy fighters, not seen after engagement, shot down near Wolfsbehringen. 11-Sep-44. Pilot Lt Paul S Iden Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8985.

  • 43-6656

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG 8AF. On 28 February 1944, this aircraft flicked over from torque while landing, killing its pilot, Lt. Robert B Frazer. While returning from a local flight in Mustang QP-N (43-6656), an eye witness saw as Fraser was “making a...


  • Liverpool

    Military site : non-airfield
    A depot for materiel shipped from the United States - known as an 'Intransit Depot'. Exact location unknown.

  • Speke

    Military site : airfield
    Speke served as a reception centre for the assembly of Lockheed aircraft types from USA 1938-44, and as despatch centre for the return from UK of Eighth Air Force and Ninth Air Force fighters in 1945. The current runway for the Liverpool John Lennon...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection