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P-51 Mustang

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Richard H Daniels.



  • 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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.


  • Richard Daniels

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Lt. Richard H. Daniels, from Ticonderoga, NY, enlisted on 8 October 1942 and joined the 368th Fighter Squadron at East Wretham on 25 October 1944. On his 28th combat mission with the 359th Fighter Group he was KIA near Bauxviller. The Lieutenant was...

  • Richard Klock

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    March-Sept. 1945

  • Henry Thompson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) training mission in P-51B 42- ...


  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Dallas, TX, USA 1944

Manufactured at North American.

Delivered Texas, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 21 January 1945

Landing Accident East Wretham/Sta 133 Cat 3 damage, 2nd Lt Henry L Thompson, 21-Jan-45.

Crashed Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 13 July 1945

Mid air Collision during Take Off East Wretham/Sta 133 Cat 3 damage Lt Richard E Klock, 13-Jul-45.


Date Contributor Update
29 August 2016 11:36:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations