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P-51 Mustang E9-B serial no. 42-106688 nicknamed 'Clara Ann' of Capt. Hugh D. Chapman. Piloted by Lt. Norman L. Smith, the plane belly-landed on 10th Sept. 1944 at Montdidier, France. On landing Smith narrowly missed a live 500 pound bomb and later made it back to England.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0416



  • Hugh Chapman

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Norman Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant


  • 42-106688 'Goona' 'Clara Ann' 'Li'l Larry'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Belly landing due to fuel starvation narrowly missing 500lb UXB. Montdidier, France 10-Sep-44. Pilot Lt Norman L Smith EVD.


Date Contributor Update
27 October 2015 14:57:09 K Flynn Changes to person associations

Associated Hugh D. Chapman and Norman L. Smith by names given in caption

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2015 12:33:03 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption

Information provided by Bottisham Airfield Museum