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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 (WR-Z, serial number 42-106448) nicknamed "The Hun Hunter ~ Texas" of the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Group taxiying at Steeple Morden.

Connections

Units

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106448 'The Hun Hunter / Texas'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 1st Scouting Force. Destroyed in Mid Air Collision with RAF Stirling Nr Sandy, pilot Lt Thomas W Kiley Killed in Training Accident KITA,...

Locations

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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