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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Six pilots of the 353rd Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, stand in front of P-51 Mustang "M for Margie" beside No 2 Hangar at Boxted. Left to right they are: Lieutenant Wah Kau Kong, Captain Wallace Emmer, Captain Don Beerbower, Captain Jack Bradley, Lieutenant James Parsons and Captain James Cannon. Passed by the censor 27 January 1944.

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Units

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 353rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Don Beerbower

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander
    Top ace of the 9th AF with 15.5 air and 3 ground kills when KIA Aug. 9, 1944. First US serviceman to be awarded the Silver Star in liberated France. P-51B s/n 43-12375 FT+E "Bonnie B II" crew chief TSgt Leon Panter.

  • Jack Bradley

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot / Commanding Officer
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 8AF USAAF. 15 confirmed kills, 12.666 damaged, 3 probables. C/O 353FS. ...

  • James Cannon

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Flight leader 353rd FS 354th FG 3 air kills German ace Heinz Knoke and Cannon shot each other down on April 29, 1944.

  • Wallace Emmer

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander
    Wallace Emmer enlisted in the US Army Reserve in 1941. He became a Pilot Officer at Luke Field, Arizona on 29 September 1942. First assigned there to the 20th Fighter Group, he was transferred to the 354th Fighter Group / 353rd Fighter Squadron in...

Locations

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2017 09:15:33 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman photo description text

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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