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Original caption : The wreckage of a P-51 Mustang of the 357th Fighter Group following a crash landing in a front garden. * * * * * * This is the wreckage of 44-14884 flown by Lt Noel M. BREEN. Freeman's "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" has the same photo and this caption : "Orbiting the field after return from the 9 February escort, one 357FG Mustang ran out of fuel. Lt Noel Breen managed to crash-land, ending up in a farmyard with the tail of his broken fighter resting against the house (M. Olmsted)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '9 Feb 1945.'

IWM catalogue record

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

The wreckage of a P-51 Mustang of the 357th Fighter Group following a crash landing in a front garden. Handwritten caption on reverse: '9 Feb 1945.'

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...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-14884 Baby Jo

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51-D "Baby Jo" of 357th Fighter Group / 364th Fighter Squadron. ...

Missions

  • 824

    9 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 14:11:45 ED-BB Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Research on aircraft and pilot.
Little friends website : http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/357thfg.php?action=list_records&recs=50&s...
Accident report
Freeman's "The Mighty Eighth War Diary"

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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