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P-51B AJ-Q 43-12478 of the 355th FS, 354th FG, 9th AF at Boxted, England.

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Bickell

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
    CO 354th FG Apr 17, 1944 to Feb 28, 1945 & Apr 13, 1945 to May 31, 1945 CO 355th FS Nov 16, 1942 to Apr 6, 1944 Flight commander 18th PG Hickam Field, TH 1940-42 3.5 air kills

Aircraft

  • 43-12478 'Sonava Buggar'

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51B 43-12478 AJ+Q 'Sonava, 355th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. Flown by Capt Jim Edwards x-RCAF Typhoon pilot who scored 5 kills in it. Transferred to the 368th FS 8th AF has CV+P and flown by 1Lt Emory C Cook.

Locations

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2018 16:53:55 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2015 20:49:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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USAAF Photo.

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