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Lt Bob McGee and ground crew at the nose of 42-106486 C3-A 'Virginia' 382FS, 363FG, 9th AF. In the background stands 42-106647 C3-D 'Big Mac Junior'.



  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

  • 382nd Fighter Squadron


  • 42-106486 'Virginia'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed, Pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138.

  • 42-106647 "Big Mac Junior"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 381FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 8-Aug-44; strafing boats was hit by flak belly landed vicinity of Quimper pilot Lt John R. Brown EVD A/C strafed and set alight. MACR 7800


Date Contributor Update
21 October 2019 18:04:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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