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3 Sqn & 450 Sqn, RAAF (RAF Serials)

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Mustang KH853
May 1945
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North American P-51C/D/K Mustang III , IV  & IVa (3 Sqn & 450 Sqn, RAAF) RAF Serials
 
     
RAF.Serial Type C/N USAAF Serial Aircraft History
FB128 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22459 42-103022 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 11/4/45 - 20/5/45.
From U.K stocks. CV-(Diamond).
Undercarriage collapsed on landing 20 May 45 when flown by F/Off Fleming. Cat II.
FB244 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22475 42-103138 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 5/4/45 - 5/5/45.
From 112 Sqn. CV-V.
To 450 Sqn.
To 380 MU,
SOC 01/10/46.
FB245 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22476 42-103139 May have been on the strength of 239 Wing/3 Sqn RAAF.
Shot down by flak near Lake Carterno 02/06/44 while attacking enemy motor transport.
FB252 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22483 42-103146 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 5/4/45 - 5/5/45.
From 260 Sqn. CV-X.
To 450 Sqn.
FB255 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22486 42-103149 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 10/4/45 - 18/8/45.
From 112 Sqn. CV-L.
To 380 MU,
SOC 31/10/46.
FB258 (?) P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22489 42-103152 Noted as crashed 09/09/44 after pilot abandoned aircraft following flak damage.
Also noted as first Mustang flown by SqnLdr Nash on 15/11/45.
This is possibly an error in the records.
FB262 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22493 42-103156 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 17/11/44 - 3/3/45.
From 112 Sqn. CV-T.
Abandoned in flight by F/Off Tennent after flak DAM 3 Mar 45, Casarsa.
FB283 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22514 42-103177 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 17/11/44 - 7/3/45.
From 260 Sqn. CV-W.
FB288 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22519 42-103182 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 22/10/44 - 18/11/44.
From 260 Sqn. CV-C.
Was 1st airframe received for Engineering Assessment & pilot familiarisation.
Did not fly any operational missions.
FB290 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22521 42-103184 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 21/1/45 - 3/4/45.
From 260 Sqn. CV-J.
Abandoned in flight by W/Off McInerney after flak DAM 3 Apr 45 near Maribor.
FB295 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22526 42-103189 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 1/5/45 - 6/8/45.
From 260 Sqn. CV-W.
FB299 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22530 42-103193 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 1/4/45 - 14/4/45.
From 450 Sqn. CV-Y.
W/Off Redenbach shot Down flak 14 Apr 45.
FB339 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22606 42-103269 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 28/12/44 - 17/1/45.
From 159 MU. CV-J.
FB341 P-51C-1-NT
Mustang III
103-22608 42-103271 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 4/4/45 - 26/4/45. CV-L.
HB955 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
103-26638 43-25007 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 14/4/45 - 6/8/45.
Originally coded CV-? became CV-L after 2/5/45.
From 260 Sqn.
KH522 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29057 44-10924 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 22/11/44 - 23/1/45.
CV-K was a/c of F/Lt K.Richards.
From 260 Sqn. Hit by A/A Cat II.
W/Off Wells on 23/1.
KH573 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29131 44-10998 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 29/12/44 - 11/3/45. CV-X.
W/Off Turkington pranged on landing 20/1/45.
F/Lt Gale burst tail wheel on takeoff, Cat.I on landing 26/2/45.
Last op 11/3.
KH593 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29151 44-11018 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 17/11/44 - 21/4/45. CV-A.
F/Sgt Redenbach hit by A/A Cat.1 23/1/45.
Replaced by KH676.
KH615 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29260 44-11127 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 20/11/44 - 9/1/45. CV-B.
W/Off Thomas seen to spin in after bombing (at M470478).
A/c burst into flames, no chute seen.
KH616 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29261 44-11128 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 18/11/44 - 26/12/44.
Originally coded CV-<> (Diamond), became CV-J after 13/12.
W/Off J.Quinn Shot Down 26/12/44.
KH617 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29262 44-11129 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 21/11/44 - 21/2/45. CV-L.
W/Off Rennison missing 21/2/45, A/c crashed at EC135080 near target.
KH618 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29263 44-11130 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 17/11/44 - 10/12/44. CV-J.
W/Off Power crashed on takeoff. Cat B2.
KH623 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29268 44-11135 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 18/11/44 - 15/12/44. CV-X.
W/Off Jennings pranged on landing. Cat I.
KH624 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29269 44-11136 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 21/11/44 - 26/4/45.
Originally coded CV-Y became CV-B after 20/1/45.
F/Sgt McInerney ran off runway landing 8/2/45.
Last Op 26/4/45.
Replaced by KH845.
KH626 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29271 44-11138 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 18/11/44 - 26/12/44. CV-Z.
W/Off Fay crashed on landing.
KH630 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29275 44-11142 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 20/11/44 - 6/12/44.
Originally coded CV-P became CV-C after 22/11/44.
Missing W/Off Fountain 6/12/44.
KH631 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29276 44-11143 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 17/11/44 - 3/4/45. CV-V.
Hit by Flak 8/2/45 Cat1. Ditto 20/2/45 - both F/Sgt Redenbach.
F/Off Clark hit by 20mm Flak 3/4/45. Baled Out.
KH632 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29277 44-11144 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 18/11/44 - 23/4/45.
Originally coded CV-G became CV-C after 11/12/44.
Last op 23/4/45.
Replaced by KH786.
KH634 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29279 44-11146 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 18/11/44 - 26/12/44. CV-E.
Damaged Cat B2 in rudder 4/12/44, P/Off Matley.
W/Off Pedler crashed on Takeoff 26/12/44.
KH638 P-51C-10-NT
Mustang III
111-29283 44-11150 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 29/12/44 - 13/4/45. CV-Z.
W/Off Higgins missing 13/4/45 after attack on tanks near Lugo.
KH676 P-51K-1-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29509 44-11379 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 23/4/45 - 6/8/45. CV-A.
W/Off McDonald hit by A/A 1/5/45. Cat I.
KH677 P-51K-1-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29510 44-11380 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 26/11/44 - 11/4/45.
Originally coded CV-P, became CV-<> (Diamond) after 11/12/44.
Damaged Cat.I by A/A 1/1/45 (F/Lt Finch).
F/Lt J.Edmonds missing 11/4/45.
Personal aircraft of S/Ldr P.M.Nash when coded CV-P.
The Aircraft Registered VH-JUC and flown as KH677 is really A68-105.

CAC Mustang A68-105 painted as 3 Squadron's 
Mustang IVa
KH677 CV-P  Two 3 Squadron aircraft from very different eras
Mustang A68-105
Hornet A21-13
September 2010

KH679 P-51K-1-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29512 44-11382 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 10/12/44 - 17/3/45. CV-G.
Abandoned in flight near Padova 7 Mar 45 by F/Lt Hodgkinson after being hit by Flak.
KH690 P-51K-1-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29523 44-11393 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 9/7/45 - 6/8/45. CV-P.
KH710 P-51K-1-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29543 44-11413 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 3/1/45 - 16/4/45. CV-E.
W/Off Power hit by Flak 11/1/45 Cat.I.
W/Off Wells crash landed at end of strip (Cervia) 16/4/45 after engine cut on TO.
KH716 P-51K-1-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29613 44-11483 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 10/12/44 - 5/7/45. CV-P a/c of S/Ldr P.M.Nash.
S/Ldr Nash hit tree with wingtip 8/1/45 Cat II.
Last mention 5/7/45 (Airspeed test).
KH723 P-51K-1-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29620 44-11490 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 1/2/45 - 6/8/45.
Originally coded CV-K, became CV-V after 3/5/45.
Personal aircraft of F/Lt Ken Richards when coded CV-K.
KH755 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29716 44-11583 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 9/3/45 - 29/4/45. CV-W named 'Anita'.
Personal aircraft of P/Off Lew Ranger.
W/Off Williamson crashed on Venice Lido 29 Apr 45 after flak DAM. Pilot O/K.
KH760 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29721 44-11588 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 14/4/45 - 6/8/45. CV-Z.
KH772 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29733 44-11600 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 21/4/45 - 6/8/45. CV-E.
KH774 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29735 44-11602 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Contro. CV-S
SOC Feb 27, 1947
KH786 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29747 44-11614 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 23/4/45 - 6/8/45. CV-C.
KH791 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
    CAC Mustang A68-137 
Painted as 3 Squadron's 
Mustang IVa
KH791 CV-P.
Photo via Kieth Gaff
KH794 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29835 44-11702 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 8/3/45 - 6/8/45. CV-G.
KH806 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29847 44-11714 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 23/2/45 - 3/4/45. CV-L.
Holed in rudder Cat.I F/Off Purssey 31/3/45.
KH807 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29848 44-11715 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 17/4/45 - 6/8/45. CV-Y.
KH819 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29860 44-11727 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 10/5/45 - 6/8/45. 
From 5 Sqn SAAF. CV-X.
KH821 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29862 44-11729 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 20/1/45 - 25/1/45. CV-Y. 
Ditched off PO estuary 25 Jan 45 after flak DAM.
KH830 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29871 44-11738 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 4/3/45 - 6/8/45. CV-T.
KH845 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29966 44-11833 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 28/4/45 - 6/8/45. CV-B.
KH851 P-51K-5-NT
Mustang IVa
111-29972 44-11839 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 1/2/45 - 1/4/45. CV-Y. 
F/Lt Davies missing 1/4/45.
KH853   111-29974 44-11841 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 4/5/45 - 6/8/45. 
From 260 Sqn. CV-K a/c of F/Lt Ken Richards.

Mustang KH853
May 1945
AWM photo

KM104 P-51K-10-NT
Mustang IVa
111-30090 44-11957 Served with 3 Sqn under RAF Control 7/4/45 - 6/8/45. CV-J.
KM250 P-51K-10-NT
Mustang IVa
111-30506 44-12373 Served with 450 Sqn under RAF Control 11/7/45 - 27/7/45. OK-R. 
To 112 Sqn.
 

Mustang
Jesi, Italy. 
c. September 1944.  Mustangs 
RAAF 3 Squadron
Fano, Italy.  Jesi, Italy. c. September 1944. A general view of the dispersal area of No. 3 (Mustang) Squadron RAAF on the northern front in Italy.MEA2166  North American P51 Mustang
Fano, Italy. 
November 1944.

 

The Author of this page is Steve Mackenzie (Updated by Brendan Cowan).

Source: Australian Aviation Magazine, Flightpath Magazine, Flypast Magazine, CASA Aircraft Database, National Archives, Australian War Memorial Archives, Mustang in Australian Service, Odd Jobs by Steve Eather, Korean War Resources Website, Joe Baugher's Website, Milton Mervyn Furze's Logbook, Air Britain Book " The British Purchasing Commission and Lend Lease " via Terry McGrady (UK). mustangsmustangs.com

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