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Captain Robert W Hopkins of the 369th Fighter Squadron in front of the second P-51D to be named "Hubert" by Captain. René L Burtner. This aircraft is P-51D-15-NA serial number 44-14988, previously assigned to Lietenant Colonel Roy W Evans as IV-E.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron


  • René Burtner

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Saint Dizier. Crashed near Sompuis on 18 Aug 44 in P-51B serial number 43-12186, assigned aircraft of Captain Gilbert R Ralston Jr. Hit by flak while strafing airdrome and evaded...

  • Robert Hopkins

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Oct. 1944-Sept. 1945, P-51D, 44-72344, 'Saucy Sal' He named his plane for his wife, Sally Wyatt Ramsey Hopkins.


  • 44-14988 'Hubert'

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51D Mustang 44-14988 'Herbert' Assigned to 369th FS, 359th FG, 8th AF, Roy William Evans assigned A/C. 26-11-44 Damaged Bf109 Kassel pilot Roy W Evans. 26-11-44. Destroyed Bf109 Kassel pilot Roy W Evans. ...


  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 22:30:53 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations

AAM DB Photo.

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 23:59:12 Pyker Changes to caption

Corrected typo and added serial number.

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 22:10:50 Pyker Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

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