P-51D Mustang s/n 44-15092 SX-B 'Alabama Rammer Jammer' flown by Lt. Arthur C Cundy of the 352nd FS, 353rd FG. On January 14, 1945, Cundy’s 352nd Fighter Squadron was supporting a bombing mission to Germany. B-17s of the 91st Heavy Bombardment Group were to bomb various highway bridges in Cologne. Due to an instrument failure the High Bomb Squadron bombed a target of opportunity at Jocketa located about four miles NE of Plaue. The target was a junction of two main rail road lines over a river and ravine. Results were excellent. AA fire was nil in the target area. Enemy aircraft were encountered near the target area and in the ensuing air combats, one B-17 and two P-51s were lost. U.S. fighters claimed nine enemy aircraft destroyed and five damaged. Lt. Cundy claimed one Fw-190 destroyed on this date.
On March 2, 1945, Cundy claimed 2 more Fw-190s and one Me-109 to become an ace.
Lt. Cundy was killed a few days later on March 11 1945 when he crashed into the English Channel while heading out on another mission. Lt. Arthur C. Cundy was a fine fighter pilot, a gentleman of the South, and one of many whose life was cut short in the calamity of World War Two.