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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Olger Aal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Brussels, one of five A/C bombing Diest aerodrome, failed to rejoin after attack, cause unknown 29-Aug-44. 1st Lt Aal Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8312. ...

  • Kenneth Gallup

    Military | Major | Pilot; Air Executive; Commanding Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster 9

Places

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Melkwezer, 3350 Linter, Belgium 29 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2015 13:10:28 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, events and person associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/353rdfg.php?action=list_records&sort_orde...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8312 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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