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John A Aagaard

Military

John Aagaard served in the 1126th Quartermaster Company, which was attached to the 56th Fighter Group in England.

Service

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 1126th Quartermaster Company

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA, USA 1 June 1907

Born to Johan Herman Aagaard and Leah Velma Aagaard (maiden name Lafferty).

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 16 March 1943

According to his enlistment record, Aagaard was divorced with dependents at the time of his enlistment.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2016 11:11:18 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

California birth index: http://www.californiabirthindex.org/birth/john_a_aagaard_born_1907_52364

Los Angeles Herald - announcement of birth 21 June 1907 - http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=LAH19070621.2.106.1

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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