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A P-51 Mustang (6N-C, serial number 44-72437) nicknamed "Pauline" of the 339th Fighter Group, flown by Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph L. Thury. Image via Stephen C Ananian, 339th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'Lt Col Joe Thury, 6N-C 472437.'



  • 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. ...

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron


  • George Mammosor

    Military | Sergeant

  • Thomas Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Joseph Thury

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Plane 'Pauline' Silver Star, DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME(2 x battle stars). Air to Ground 28; Air 2.5



  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2015 12:31:35 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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