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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.'



  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter 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...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron


  • Donald Bochkay

    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). ...

  • Edwin Hiro

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Vreden in P-51 'Horses Itch' 44-13518


  • 44-13518

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-13681

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Donald H Bochkay. Re-assigned to Captain Atlee G Manthos.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:31 AAM AAM ingest

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