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"8th AF: 2nd Lt Urban L Drew, Detroit, MI, flies his North American P-51 Fighter-bomber over France."

- P-51D-5-NA 44-13926. 375FS 361FG 8AF.



  • 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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron


  • Urban Drew

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Urban L "Ben" Drew joined the US Army Air Force in 1942, and trained P-51 Mustang pilots after graduating from Marian, Florida. He arrived in England in October 1944 and joined the 361st Fighter Group. Drew completed 75 missions with the 361st and...



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18 May 2018 20:01:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations