P-51D – Tika IV - 44-13357

357th Fighter Group

Over the course of World War II the U.S Army Air Forces activated 114 fighter groups. Among these fighter groups, a select few stood out as elite units. The 357th Fighter Group held one of these outstanding combat records, in just over a year of combat 42 pilots would achieve ‘acedom’. Nicknamed “The Yoxford Boys” after a village near their base in Leiston, UK, the 357th boasted the most air-to-air combat victories of any P-51 group in the Eighth Air Force

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