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Lt. Col. Claiborne H Kinnard, [Franklin, TN]., 355th FG Headquarters. P-51D 44-73144 WR-A “Man o’ War”.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (355th Fighter Group)


  • Claiborne Kinnard

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer, Pilot
    Colonel Kinnard, already a much decorated fighter pilot, came to the 4th Fighter Group in September 1944 from his former position as Group Commander of the 355th Fighter Group. He was appointed Deputy Group Commander, reporting to Lt. James Clark,...



  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Date Contributor Update
11 February 2015 18:36:20 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2015 18:23:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations