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44-15172

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Clarence Cameron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Inglewood, CA, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Beale AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Chievres AB, 7870 Lens, Belgium 27 January 1945

Landing Accident Chievres/A-84 Cat 4 damage Lt Clarence W Cameron, 27-Jan-45.

P-51D 44-15172 - 486FS 352FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2017 11:26:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=44-15172&Submit4=Go
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Cameron&Submit=Search
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=113891

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