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Koda Catalog Number:  
DVD Number: 3
Slide Number: 00097
Image Location: 33 11
Tail Number:  
Plane Type: P-51D
Picture Type: AC personnel
Info on Slide: 02/01/33
Unit Info: 55thFG 38thFS
Name:  
Description: [L to R: Sgt Woods (assistant crew chief, Lt Miller (engineering officer, Lt Grimmer (communications officer) MSgt Stone (flight chief), at bottom Zuckermann (radio man), after 12/24/1944 mission to Germany. It a fruitful day for them! This P51D of the 38FS has returned home on Christmas Eve after what was a verys successful day for 55FG! After escorting bombers to hit enemy airfields in Western Germany. With the later assistance of the 357th FG, the trip saw one of the most fruitful days for the 55th, as a total of 15 German fighters were destroyed in the air (8 x Fw190's & 7 x Me 109s) ! The group was to have its biggest test, however, when all the pilots at Wormingford treated and entertained the local orphan group for Christmas. **
Photographer: Sand, Robert
Book: WW2Fighters, p133
Nationality: American
Location: Wormingford, England
Year: 1944
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Image Path: /Galley 1
 
 
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07/04/2006 8:10 am
This P51D of the 38FS has returned home on Christmas Eve after what was a verys successful day for 55FG! After escorting bombers to hit enemy airfields in Western Germany. With the later assistance of the 357th FG, the trip saw one of the most fruitful days for the 55th, as a total of 15 german fighters were destroyed in the air (8 x Fw190's & 7 x Me 109s) ! The group was to have its biggest test, however, when all the pilots at Wormingford treated and entertained the local orphan group for Christmas.