352nd "Hell er Bust",Cpt Edward Heller of the 486t

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352nd "Hell er Bust",Cpt Edward Heller of the 486t

Postby CLASH » Tue Sep 28, 2004 1:51 am

ImageThis is "Hell er Bust" flown by Cpt Edward Heller of the 486th Fighter Squadron / 352nd Fighter Group. Here is a bit of history on Cpt Heller: Capt. Ed Heller of the 486th FS, 352nd FG, closes on the tail of an Focke Wulf FW-190D from II./JG 301 on March 2, 1945 in his P-51D Mustang "HELL-ER BUST". The 352nd "Bluenosers" arrived on the scene as the German fighters were making their move on B-17s from the 398th BG as the bombers make a turn over their target. Heller made Ace with a few short bursts, it made this his fifth victory. He finished the war with 5.5 aerial kills and was the top strafer of the 352nd FG with 16.5 ground victories.
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Postby BobBrunn » Fri May 18, 2007 6:46 pm

It was nice to Bob Jepson's current day version of this aircraft in the skies over Savannah when he owned it. He still owns 2 Mustangs but I believe his " HellerBust has gone to Washington State .
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