The Group’s original CO, Col. Thomas J.J. Christian, Jr. flies his P-51D “Lou IV”/“Athelene” over Cambridgeshire in July 1944. Although he claimed no aerial victories, ‘410 accounted for two enemy fighters with other pilots. Col. Christian was killed in this Mustang while dive-bombing Arras marshalling yards on 12 August 1944. (USAF)