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Lt. Cornelius J. Collins, of Binghampton, NY, enlisted on 26 October 1942. Assigned to the 368th Fighter Squadron on 25 October 1944, he flew 31 combat missions, and completed his tour of duty with the 359th Fighter Group on 21 July 1945.

Connections

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Cornelius Collins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Locations

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2019 13:46:35 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.

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