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Col. Budd Peaslee, Commanding Officer, Scouting Force (Experimental) with his P-51D Mustang 44-13283 YF/-A "Carolyn Ann" named for his daughter. Photo via NARA.

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  • 1st Scouting Force
  • Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Squadron
    Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...

People

  • Budd Peaslee

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    First Commanding Officer of 384th Bomb Group and instigator of the Scouting Force concept, to enable the bomber stream to change course in good time if target area was obscured. ...

Aircraft

  • 44-13283 Carolyn Ann

    P-51 Mustang
    Personal aircraft of Col. Budd Peaslee, Commanding Officer Scouting Force (Experimental) and 1st Scouting Force. Flown by Lt William J. Doherty of 364th Fighter Group / 383rd Fighter Squadron on 10 January 1945. Was last seen in formation at about 12...

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25 May 2022 23:09:35 richard white Changes to caption
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16 February 2015 16:19:06 bombercommand Changes to aircraft associations
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06 October 2014 16:02:28 Pyker Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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