Question about 332nd FG Mustangs

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  1. seesul

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    When did 332nd FG get their P-51s?:
    'B' version
    'C' version
    'D' version

    Are there any websites with this information?

    Thx!
     
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    According to Ospreys 332nd book they received there P-51B/C in July of 1944. Not sure on the D, will look more after work.
     
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    O.K. Many thanks!
     
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    Hi Seesul,

    Ok after reading it again they where fully converted to P-51B/C's in July of 1944. As far as I can find out they where still flying a mix bag of aircraft of P-51B/C's along with P-51D's up till at least March of 1945. The group mearged to become the 477 composite Group June 8th 1945 and by Febuary of 1946 the group had just a dozen P-47N's.

    Hope it helps!!!
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    Yep, thank you.
    Don´t you know when did they get their first 'D's?
     
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    As far as the D's go the book is limited. Best I can do is give a guess with the info I have. This profile of a P-51 is dated october 1944 but the earliest picture date of a P-51D that I have found info on is noveber of 1944. :(
     

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    Thanks for the info! Interesting as I thought they got their first in 1945...
    Anyone else has any info on 'D's at 332nd?
     
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