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42-106448

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, 14-Feb-45.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 354th Fighter Squadron
  • 555th Fighter Training Squadron

People

  • Henry Brown

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Henry W Brown was the highest scoring Ace of the 355th Fighter Group and its second most decorated pilot. He joined the 355th in November 1943 and became an Ace in April 1944, during a mission where he claimed three aerial victories and saved two...

  • Thomas Kiley

    Military | Flight Officer | 364th Fighter Group

Places

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1943

Built at North American Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8, UK 1943

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 1944

Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19, UK 15 September 1944

Landing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William F Kissel, 15-Sep-44.

555FTS 496FTG 8AF.

Transferred Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP31, UK 1945

Transferred War Weary to 1st Scouting Force.

Crashed Sandy, Sandy, Central Bedfordshire SG19, UK 14 February 1945

Mid Air Collision with RAF Stirling Nr Sandy Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Thomas W Kiley KITA, 14-Feb-45.

383FS 364FG 8AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 18:33:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 18:12:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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