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Recovered Wreckage of North American P-51C Mustang 42- 103007 'Joan Swoose', on display at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby.



  • Charles Moritz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Lt. Moritz graduated from Effingham High School. He attended New Mexico military academy for one year, then attended the University of Illinois where he was a member of the polo team. ...


  • 42-103007 'Joan' 'Swoose'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Destroyed in mid air collision 7-Jun-44. Pilot Lt Charles R Moritz KIFA.


  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...


Date Contributor Update
04 June 2021 11:41:24 apollo11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Photos taken by me at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, 3 June 2021.