Captain Wallace M Emmer of the 353rd Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group with his P-51 Mustang. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Wallace M Emmer, 353FS/354th FG. 3/44 Boxted. 14 air victories, 5th ranking 9AF ace at VE Day.'
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Captain Wallace M Emmer of the 383rd Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group with his P-51 Mustang. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Wallace M Emmer, 383FS/354th FG. 3/44 Boxted. 14 air victories, 5th ranking 9AF ace at VE Day.'
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...
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...
P-51D # 44-13948 took off from ALS #2 in Cricqueville, France and was piloted by Captain Wallace N. Emmer on a 9 August 1944 afternoon patrol mission to the Reims, France area. Hit by Flak in the center of the fuselage, it lost large pieces of its...
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...