UNITED STATES EIGHTH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945

Catalogue number
  • FRE 2297
Department
Photographs
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Production date
1944-07-19
Subject period
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  • object name: print
  • object category: Photograph
Creator
Category
photographs

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Object description

A P-51 Mustang (WD-U, 42-106438) of the 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, flown by Lieutenant Curtis Simpson, after a forced landing in Switzerland, 19 July 1944. "P.51B Mustang , coded WD-U, right side three-quarter view, with mountainous background, which I said was in neutral country. It was, in fact, Switzerland, when Lt. Curtis Simpson was forced to abort a mission to Munich on 19th July, 1944, following a glycol leak." Information from Debden historian Keith Braybrooke

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