Capt. Owen P Farmer Jr of Fort Scott, Kansas stands by one of his assigned P-51 Mustangs. An original cadre pilot, Capt Farmer had five known P-51s assigned to him, all of which were coded 6N-H and named "Dibbo". These comprised P-51B-10-NA 42-106676; P-51D-10-NA's 44-13946 and 44-13987; and P-51D-20-NA's 44-72065 and 44-72084.
Lt. Owen P. Farmer, Jr. and his ground crew stand beside their North American P-51 "DIBBO" of the 505th Ftr Sq,, 339th Fighter Group at the 8th Air Force Station F-378 in England. Aircraft is P-51D 44-13946, coded 6N-H. 26 July 1944.
CAPT Owen P. Farmer, Jr. of the 505th Ftr Sq, 339th FG in front of his aircraft. Officially credited with two confirmed aerial victories, Farmer flew five different Mustangs, all nicknamed "Dibbo" and coded 6N-H. This is probably P-51D 44-13946. Completed tour of duty June 4, 1945, hometown Ft. Scott, KS
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In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...
Military site : airfield
Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...
||Milbank, SD 57252, USA
||1 May 1923
||4 October 1944
Promoted from 1Lt to Captain.
|End Tour of Duty (ETD)
||4 June 1945