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Lt. William G Burlingame. 358th Fighter Squadron. P-51B 42-106452 YF-W "Buzz Boy / Miss Heck". Bill seen here posing for the normal "publicity" shot with Capt. James H Upchurch's P-47D 42-8443 YF-K "Miss Clean Sweep".

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Units

  • 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

    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...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Burlingame

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean Medal. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean and Vietnam wars rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Aircraft

  • 42-8443

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D 42-8443, 355FG/354FS piloted by 1LT Kenneth R. Williams was shot down on 26-Mar-44 by ground fire during a low-level strafing attack on a German airfield at Chateaudun, France. His bullets ignited the fuel dump and the resulting explosive debris...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2017 09:52:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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