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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A P-51 Mustang (6N-N, serial number 44-15001) nicknamed "Silver Streak" of the 339th Fighter Group, flown by Captain Robert E Irion. Image via Stephev C Ananian, 339th Fighter Group Written on slide casing: 'Silver Streak 6N-N, Cpt Robert E Irion.'



  • 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


  • Robert Irion

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    completed tour of duty July 20, 1945, hometown Axtell, KS



  • 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 13:31:20 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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Date Contributor Update
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