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Lt Elmer O Bowers 384th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-13822 5Y-B_ Lt. Bowers became MIA in this a/c on 19 September 1944. This particular P-51 is said to have been named "Mustang" but not visible in this shot. What is visible though is the "Varga" girl in front of the National Insignia. In the background is P-51D 44-14147 5Y-A.



  • 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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron


  • 44-13822

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area support mission to Duisberg, Germany. After combat with enemy fighters, seen to be streaming smoke from engine, crashed near Duisburg on 19-Sep-44 in P-51D 44-13822 Pilot 1Lt Elmer O...


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    Military site : airfield
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Date Contributor Update
24 February 2017 20:24:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations