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Nearest camera Lt Col Guernsey I Carlisle, 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357 Fighter Group in P-51B 43-6712 B6-W. Also 43-6644 and 43-6935, fourth A/C obscured and unidentified.



  • 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...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron


  • Guernsey Carlisle

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot / Squadron C/O
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. C/O 363FS 20-Sept-44 – Jan-45. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 43-6712 "Fightin' Bitin' " "Yard Bird"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 363rd FS, 357th FG, 8AF USAAF. Taxi accident Leiston 25 Apr 44 - Lt. Joseph F Pierce. Transferred to 335th FS, 4th FG. Lost 11 July 44 - Lt. James S Hanrahan [POW] MACR 6712.

  • 43-6644

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 363rd FS, 357th FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555th FTS, 496th FTG. Crashed, suffered a landing accident on 12 August 1944 Cat 3 damage. Pilot Lt Henry S Sykes, by which point it was marked as War Weary. Transferred to 82nd FS, 78th FG....

  • 43-6935 'Hurry Home Honey'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 'Hurry Home Honey' named by pilot Richard A "Pete"Peterson, after his wife's sign of on mail to him. Lost on 20 June 44 when it was hit by flak near to Paris, France. Pilot Lt Heyward C Spinks successfully evaded...


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11 December 2015 11:08:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations