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From Auburn, NY, Capt. Louis G. Crane joined the 368th Fighter Squadron on 8 September 1944. He flew 60 combat missions with the 359th Fighter Gorup, primarily in P-51D CV-I 44-11222 "Evelyn" (L) "Sweet Sue" (R).

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

  • Louis Crane

    Military | Captain | 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
11 June 2019 15:21:30 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Photo courtesy Marvin Boussu.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.

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