A tribute to Charles Elwood Yeager. The legendary aviatior who stands alongside

the Wright Brothers and Charles Lindbergh in the history of American aviation.

North American P-51B-5-NA Mustang

Flown by 2nd Lt. Charles "Chuck" Jeager, 363rd FS, 357th FG, RAF Leiston/England, 5 March 1944

This day Chuck was shot down by Uffz. Irmfred Klotz from JG 2 flying a Fw 190 A. Chuck manage to bail out an then followed a escape to "neutral" Spain and and then Gibraltar and finally he was back to England. Its interesing to note that there is no reference to the pilot Klotz or for that matter this downing in any of the JG 2 files. Note the misspelling of Glamorous.

 

North American P-51D-15-NA Mustang

Flown by Captain Charles "Chuck" Jeager, 363rd FS, 357th FG, RAF Leiston/England, November 1944

Chuck was born on 23 February 1923 and passed away on 7 December 2020 at an aged 97, RIP

© Claes Sundin 2021