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Roll-call of 353 FG Aces.

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  • 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...

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  • Robert Abernathy

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Five confirmed victories. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (12 OLC).

  • Clifford Armstrong

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    A 1938 graduate of Coeymans High School, Clifford Armstrong enlisted in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet in January 1942. Assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group / 352nd Fighter Squadron in England as a P-47 pilot. He flew fighter escort for 8th Air...

  • Bayard Auchincloss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 5 aerial and 2.5 ground kills. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Beckham

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Walter C Beckham enlisted in April 1941. He flew his first missions over the Panama Canal and Ecuador from December 1941. He was assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group in mid 1943, and arrived in the UK in August 1943. Beckham became a successful P-47...

  • Swift Benjamin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x damaged and 1 x destroyed [Air], 6 1/2 x destroyed and 4 x damaged [Ground]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marvin Bledsoe

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 6 destroyed and 3 damaged [all ground]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Wayne Blickenstaff

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 133 missions and 457 combat hours. Credited with 10 victories in aerial combat, a double ace and an ace in day. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Walker Boone

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to VIII fighter command. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3 OLC), Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leslie Cles

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 7 x kills. End Tour of Duty (ETD). Re-assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) withdrawal support mission Merseburg hit by flak strafing airfield force landed near Hohenkoerben on 8...

  • Gordon Compton

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Became squadron C/O after Lt Col Frederick H Lefebre. Compton was a squadron ace with 5 x kills, including a ME262 downed on 10-Apr-45. ...

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Date Contributor Update
27 January 2018 11:39:45 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
26 January 2018 18:46:10 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
26 January 2018 18:26:44 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
26 January 2018 18:25:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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