Lt. Albert A. Cowie, of Glendale, CA, flew with the 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, from 23 January 1945 through 3 March 1945, when he had to bail out after strafing ground targets and taken prisoner.
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort Hannover in P-51D 44-11696 A/C seen to be losing fuel throughout the mission crashed near Halberstadt Prisoner of War (POW) 3-Mar-45 MACR 13406
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...