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Koda Catalog Number:  
DVD Number: 2
Slide Number: 00050
Image Location: 33 11
Tail Number: 411370
Plane Type: P-51D
Picture Type: AC parked
Info on Slide: AF 9/91 #27 Color 46-A
Unit Info: 55th FG 38th FS
Name: Wild Honey
Description: Socked in at Wormingford, 22 December 1944. A misty Wormingford morning greets 38thFS 'P-51D 'Wild Honey' - 'CG-R' serial 44-11370 - Flown by Capt. William B Staggs. Unfortunately, Staggs lost this plane when she was being flown by another pilot - Lt. Robert L Sill (KIA) 20th Feb 1945. The 55th Fighter Group P-51D's crew chief was Roger Fraleigh, assisted by Nick Lippucci. Fraleigh was awarded a medal for his aircraft flying the most missions without mechanical Failure. The Mustang was later lost in action on 20 February 1945.** The P-51 in which Robert Sill got shot down on February 20th, 1944 after he was hit by flak. His friend, also a P-51 pilot watched that and also saw when he was on the chute and later on got killed on ground by germans.
Photographer: Sand, Robert
Book: FC 44
Nationality: American
Location: England, Wormingford
Year: 1944
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Image Path: /Galley 1
 
 
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07/04/2006 9:29 am
A misty morning greets 38thFS' P51D ' Wild Honey' - 'CG-R' serial 44-11370 - Flown by Capt. Willaim B Staggs. Unfortunately, Staggs lost this plane when she was being flown by another pilot - Lt. Robert L Sill (KIA) 20th Feb 1945.