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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.'

IWM catalogue record

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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.'

Connections

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
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 44-13948 Arson's Reward

    P-51 Mustang
    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...

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
20 March 2015 15:41:00 Pyker Changes to unit associations
Sources

Removed reference to 383rd FS which is incorrect.

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 19:48:41 Richard Boxted Changes to caption and unit associations
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I have tried to amend the squadron number 383rd is incorrect I have added 353rd which is correct but unable to delete 383rd.

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2015 17:25:44 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 19:14:52 Richard Boxted Changes to caption
Sources

I can confirm this is Wallace Emmer of the 353rd Fighter Squadron.
this can br verified on the offical 354th Fighter Group website.
www.354thpmfg.com

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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