TITLE

MUSTANGS OF THE IDES OF MARCH PART I

AUTHOR(S)
OLMSTED, MERLE C.
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Air Classics;Aug2009, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article narrates the events leading up to and during the successful run of the U.S. 357th Fighter Group of the 8th Air Force in 1944 to become the highest scoring outfit during the Second World War. The 357th, tagged as "The Yoxford Boys," arrived and moved into the Leiston Airfield in the county of Suffolk, East Anglia, UK in the fall of 1943. A narrative of the experience of Colonel C. E. Anderson of the 363rd Fighter Squadron while participating with his P-51 Merlin Mustang aircraft for the Big Week battle in February 1944 is presented.
ACCESSION #
43974610

 

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