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Lt. Hazel "Pop" Moretz lighting a cigar. Moretz flew with the 351st FS/353FG 8th AAF. He scored an aerial victory on August 8,1944.

Connections

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...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...

  • George Montgomery

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Lt. George S. Montgomery was from Alabama and signed up for air training in 1943. He received training at Coleman, Greenville, and Eagle Pass, Texas. Montgomery trained with fellow 351st FS pilots, Lt. Billy Joe Murray, Lt. Walter E. Murphy, and Lt....

  • Hazel Moretz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Lt. Hazel "Pop" Moretz was credited with one aerial victory on August 4, 1944. He flew with the 351st Fighter Squadron/353rd Fighter Group, 8th AAF on of Raydon AF, Suffolk, England. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Murphey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Lt. Walter E. Murphey was from Indiana and trained in Coleman, Greenville, and Eagle Pass, Texas. Murphey flew with the 353rd Fighter Group/ 351st Fighter Squadron from August 1944-April 1945. Four pilots from the 351st all trained together from flying...

  • Benjamin Rimerman

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Colonel Ben Rimerman fought a long war with the 353rd Fighter Group. He commanded the 350th FS from October '42 until November '43 and was CO of the 353rd FG from 7 July '44 until 22 April '45. In the air he scored 4.5 confirmed and one unconfirmed...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 21:11:40 dwgdallas Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

From the personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 21:08:07 dwgdallas Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

From the personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

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