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11 February, 1944, the Group's first combat mission. Crew Chief Bob Raffen is standing on the wing, and pilot 2nd Lt Kenneth E Hagan is in the cockpit. P-51B, serial number 43-12173. 362nd FS, 357th FG, 8th AF, code G4-Z.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron


  • Kenneth Hagan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Crashed near Tinchebray on 17 Jun 44 in P-51 #42-106831, Evaded (EVD).



Date Contributor Update
26 July 2015 18:04:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations