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Lyle A Adrianse


Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. 101 combat missions.
Transferred after promotion to HQ Sqn 65th Fighter Wing.


Units served with


  • 41-6362 'The Michigan Mauler'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-8488 'Lofty'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 87ATC, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Lyle A Adrianse.

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...

  • Saffron Walden

    Military site : non-airfield
    Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing. Exact location unknown.


Event Location Date
Born Kent County, MI, USA 1921
Lived in Grandville, MI, USA 1940
Enlisted Fort Custer Dr, Michigan, USA 1 November 1941

Fort Custer Michigan

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK October 1943 – 27 February 1944

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Halesworth, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19, UK 20 October 1943

Taxiing Accident Halesworth/Sta 365 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Lyle A Adrianse, 20-Oct-43.

63FS 56FG 8AF.

Promotion Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK February 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Transferred Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, Essex, UK 27 February 1944 – 1945

Transferred after promotion to HQ Sqn 65th Fighter Wing.

Crashed Merced, CA, USA 18 January 1945

Landing Accident Merced AAF California Cat BL damage, pilot Capt Lyle A Adrianse, 18-Jan-45.

AT-6C 42-4012 - 3026AAFBU WFTC


Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 16:39:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
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- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2016 17:59:13 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:26 AAM AAM ingest

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