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Capt. Neil "Dutchie" Van Wyk, [Paterson, NJ]. 336th Fighter Squadron. P-51B 43-6772 VF-X "The Flying Dutchman". This a/c was transferred out to the 355th FG and eventually became W/W as L2-3 with the 479th FG.



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    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. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

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  • 336th Fighter Squadron

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    P-51 Mustang
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    Military site : airfield
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11 March 2016 18:15:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations