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Lt Arthaud, pilot of the North American P-51D Mustang 'Gabriel's Horn III', crew chief T/Sgt Mcdonald and other ground crew beside the plane of the 20th Fighter Group.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12265-66811AC



  • 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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron


  • Charles Arthaud

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1/2 Me109, 1.5 Fw190. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Remained in USAF till 1965.

  • Hugh McDonald

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ground Crew



  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 18:33:39 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 18:31:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations