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IWM catalogue record

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

A P-51 Mustang (G4-V, serial number 44-14798) nicknamed "Butch Baby" of the 357th Fighter Group at Steeple Morden . Image by Alexander "Cal" Sloan. Written on slide casing: 'G4:V, 414789, 357 FG, Broadhead A/C, Steeple Morden.'

Connections

Units

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 362nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Locations

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2017 18:37:52 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 10:39:32 jrugman Changes to person associations
Sources

Page 92, The Mighty Eighth in Color, Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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