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42-103320

P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Friendly fire caused the loss of this A/C, Lt James White baled out successfully.

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...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Crawford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Littge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    10.5

  • Glennon Moran

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Fighter ace Moran served in World War II, Korea, the Berlin Crisis and as commander of the 131st Tactical Fighter Wing at Robertson ANG Base, Missouri, from August 1962 to October 1968.

  • James White

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Flew in P-51 'Socky'

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 Dallas, TX, USA 1944

Built at North American.

Delivered Laughlin AFB, TX, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 31 October 1944

Taxiing Accident Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 3 damage Lt James L Crawford Jr, 31-Oct-44.

P-51C 42-103320 - 487FS 352FG 8AF

Crashed 3 Km Sth of Dunkirk, France 14 March 1945

Bale Out due to Friendly Fire 3 km Sth Dunkerque Cat W
damage Lt James N White, 14-Mar-45.

P-51C 42-103320WW - 487FS 352FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2018 16:43:07 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, person associations and place associations
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http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-103320&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 09:48:00 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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