My late father, Gus Allen, was a fighter pilot in WWII (354th FG, 355th FS).
He flew with the "Pioneer Mustangs," the first fighter group to fly the formidable P51 Mustang fighter plane in the ETO.
The Pioneer Mustangs were also first in aerial victories, with 701.
The 354th Fighter Group was composed of 3 fighter squadrons: the 354th, "Fighting Cobras, the 355th "Pugnacious Pups." and the 356th "Red Asses."
This page is devoted to Pioneer Mustang and P51 Mustang links, along with a few photos, old newspaper clippings, and memories of the 354th "Pioneer" Mustangs.
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