IWM catalogue record
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Two P-51 Mustangs, (B6-F, serial number 44-13681) flown by Major Donald H Bochkay and (B6-D, serial number 44-13518) nicknamed "Horse's Itch" flown by Major Edwin W Hiro, of the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group fly together. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bochkay B6-F, L: B6-D.'
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...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 510 hrs in 123 Combat missions. Credited 13.83 Kills including 2 x Me262 Jets. Completed 2 Tours of Duty (ETD).
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) near Vreden in P-51 'Horses Itch' 44-13518
Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Donald H Bochkay. Re-assigned to Captain Atlee G Manthos.