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P-51 Mustangs of the 356th Fighter Group in flight during a combat mission over Germany. Image via Herbert Rutland, 356th Fighter Group. Written on slide casing: 'P-51 over Germany.'



  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...


  • Herbert Rutland

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Herb Rutland served as a pilot with the 356th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Martlesham Heath, England. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:32 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection