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Lt Lawrence “Larry” W Nelson, [ Warren, OH ] 82nd Fighter Squadron, P-51D 44-15745 MX-T “Heavenly Body”. On Lt Nelson completing his tour, this a/c was reassigned to Lt Bourque who retained the name.

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Units

  • 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. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

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Aircraft

  • 44-15745 'Heavenly Body'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Larry W Nelson. Re-assigned to 1st Lt Walter N Bourque.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 18:08:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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