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Major Robin Olds with P-51D 44-14426 'Scat#5'.



  • 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. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron


  • Robin Olds

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot
    His father was a WWI fighter pilot and a key planner of early bombing tactics. He graduated in 1943 from West Point and immediately became a fighter pilot in WWII. He flew P-38 Lightnings and also P-51 Mustangs. He was a commander of the 8th Tactical...


  • 44-14426 'Scat #5'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Robin Olds. Transferred to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 12:13:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations