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A P-51 Mustang (YJ-Z, serial number 44-14610) nicknamed "Sweet Marie" of the 353rd Fighter Group.

The personal aircraft of Capt. Harold W. Chase of East Corinth, VM and named 'Sweet Marie' by him. This photo was taken outside the 351st Fighter Squadron half of Hangar Number 2 at Raydon.

IWM catalogue record

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

A P-51 Mustang (YJ-Z, serial number 44-14610) nicknamed "Sweet Marie" of the 353rd Fighter Group.

Connections

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

People

  • Harold Chase

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills, 1 x damaged [Air]. Credited with 4 x destroyed, 1 x damaged [Ground]. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Locations

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2016 09:48:55 ------- Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
Sources

353rd Fighter Group Archive Records

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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