P-51B and C at 31st FG

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  1. seesul

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    Hello to all,

    does anyone know till when were P-51B and C used at 31 FG?

    Thank you in an advance!
     
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    #2 fubar57, Aug 9, 2014
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    So far, I've found that they got the Mustangs in March '44, the final Spitfire mission flown on March 29. I'll edit the post when I find the end date. The -D arrived around June 20, '44. I don't know if there was a last mission for the -B/C

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    Thank you Fubar.

    I meant something else. In summer (August) 1944 they operated with P-51D´s but I´d like to know when they stopped using their P-51B´s and C´s.

    Thank you again.
     
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    I'm about 2/3s of the way through a book about the 31st. No end date yet.

    Geo
     
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    #5 fubar57, Aug 9, 2014
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    I finished the book Seesul but could find no end date for the B/C. I found a pilot was killed flying a -B on Nov 11 '44 and a pilot made and emergency landing in a -B, Jan. '45

    Geo
     
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    I would think they'd have run them until they were unserviceable and replaced by later models.
     
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    Interesting, thank you all. I thought they stop using them in summer 44...
     
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    I went through this book...

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    I believe Micdrow has the book in your link. It goes into way more detail. Perhaps you could PM him and see if he can find anything.

    Geo
     
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    Hello

    At this site 31stfghonor_roll43-44 it would appear that the group operated a number of B/C's until the end of the war.

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    Fantastic, thank you!
    Really surprizing to me...
     
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