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Three Group commanders of the 353rd Fighter Group, 1945. Left to right they are: Colonel Ben Rimerman, Lieutenant-Colonel Loren G. McCollom and Colonel Glenn E. Duncan. Former Prisoner of War McCollom visited the Group on 17th May 1945.

IWM catalogue record

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Three Group commanders of the 353rd Fighter Group, 1945. Left to right they are: Colonel Ben Rimmerman, Lieutenant-Colonel Loren G. McCollom and Colonel Glenn E. Duncan. Former Prisoner of War McCollom visited the Group on 17th May 1945.

Connections

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

People

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...

  • Loren McCollom

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer, Pilot
    Liutenant Colonel (LTC) Loren G. McCollom served as the Commanding Officer of the 353rd Fighter Squadron at Metifield UK from 18-Aug-43 to 25-Nov-43. ...

  • Benjamin Rimerman

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Killed in a flying accident post-war with Capt. William J. MaGuire in a modified P-51 on August 11, 1945. SS/ DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Locations

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 10:38:11 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Added association to Ben Rimerman from caption info and corrected spelling of his surname in the caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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