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John J Gilmore Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Metz, hit high wires in P-51 'Shanghai' #436385

Service

Units served with

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

  • Metz

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born 14 November 1920
Lived in Cleveland Heights, OH, USA 1940
Died 28 August 1944
Buried Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2017 09:22:35 Lucy May Changes to suffix, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39443408

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2017 19:00:37 JoCarter Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Class yearbook 1943 43-I Curtis Field Brady, Texas

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8402 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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