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USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Ellwood Avenger
P-51 42-103644



A War Bond purchase by citizens of Ellwood, California, this P51 Mustang never left the USA for combat but instead served as a training aircraft only. It is likely that this aircraft carried another dedication title on its left side so as to serve for publicity purposes for two communities.

On 24th March 1945, piloted by Lt James W Batten, it was badly damaged in an accident when it hit another P51 at Venice AAB in Florida which assigned to the 337th Combat Crew Training School. Two months later, it was scrapped at MacDill AAB.

No mission listing is currently available for this aircraft

© Ray Bowden 22 November 2017