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  • Following a visit to British No. 617 Squadron at Woodhall Spa in England, United Kingdom by USAAF Generals Carl Spaatz and James Doolittle, a crated Mustang fighter was delivered as a gift from the United States to Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire. Cheshire wanted to use it that evening for a raid on the V-bomb site at Siracourt, France, and his mechanics worked all day removing the grease and the guns. One hour after the Lancaster bombers had taken off Cheshire followed in the Mustang fighter (which type he had never flown before) and he arrived in time to mark the target at low level for the heavy bombers. ww2dbase [P-51 Mustang | RAF Woodhall Spa | Woodhall Spa, England | AC]
13 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 13 Nov 1944
Wing Commander J. B. Tait (5th from left) with his crew in front of their Lancaster B Mk I (Special) bomber, RAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, 13 Nov 1944

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