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A P-51 Mustang (VQ-C_, serial number 43-12425) used as a hack plane by the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group at Mount Farm.

Image by Robert Astrella.

Written on slide casing: 'Mount Farm, 8 Tec Ops.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A P-51 Mustang (VQ-C_, serial number 43-12425) used as a hack plane by the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group at Mount Farm.

Image by Robert Astrella.

Written on slide casing: 'Mount Farm, 8 Tec Ops.'

Connections

People

  • Robert Astrella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Photographic Supply
    Staff Sergeant Robert Astrella was a keen photographer, he photographed the aircraft that visited Mount Farm, and like many airmen he used his leave to travel to historic sites around Britain. His colour photographs are a rich record of Britain at war ...

Aircraft

  • 43-12425

    P-51 Mustang
    One of several fighters assigned to the 310th Ferry Squadron for use as a hack plane.

Locations

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2020 13:10:28 Emily Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Caption updated based on research conducted by Ted Damick and Peter Randall

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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