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Capt. Bud Anderson and his close friend Capt. Jim Browning in font of Anderson's P-51 'Old Crow'.



  • 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...


  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Clarence "Bud" Anderson enlisted shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. He earned his pilots wing in September 1942 and joined the 357th Fighter Group a year later. In late 1943, Anderson and the 357th arrived in Europe, where they quickly...

  • James Browning

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Jim Browning joined the Army Air Corps in Feb-42 and was given his wings on August 17, 1943. He joined the 363rd Fighter Squadron while it was still training in Nevada. He was assigned to Capt. ‘Bud’ Anderson’s flight and stayed with it during training...


  • 43-6723 'Old Crow'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Brunswick, closed in a dive to 50yds of Bf109, which disintegrated, causing A/C to fly through the resulting debris. Last seen in dive through debris Pilot Lt Alfred R Boyle...


Date Contributor Update
13 July 2016 18:52:36 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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10 May 2016 18:32:51 WD-C Mustang Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

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