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Major Henry Porter Plunk and a fellow airman of the 479th Fighter Group stand with Plunk's P-51 Mustang (9B-0, serial number 44-72516) nicknamed "Ambrosia".



  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 436th Fighter Squadron


  • Henry Plunk

    Military | Major | Pilot
    I'm Daryl Plunk. My dad, Henry Porter Plunk (1922-2006) flew as an Army Air Force Captain, and fighter pilot of P38s and P51, stationed at Wattisham Air Base, UK, May 1944 - Jan. 1945. He flew 60 combat missions, was credited with one-half of a...



  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...


Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 13:39:59 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and place associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:24 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection