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Lyle A Adrianse

Military

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

Service

Units served with

  • 65th Fighter Wing

    65th Fighter Wing

    Wing
    Browse 65th Fighter Wing photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here: www.2ndair.org.uk/digitalarchive/Dashboard/Index/51

  • 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...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (65th Fighter Wing)
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 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.

Events

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

Revisions

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

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- AccidentReports.com ;
- 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
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=adrianse
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Adrianse
https://www.fold3.com/page/84359728_lyle_a%20adrianse/details/

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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