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Paul Albert Conger

Military

11.5 kills
61st FS Flight Commander
63rd FS Commander

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...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron
  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

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...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, California 3 May 1918

Son of James Albert Conger.

Lived in Piedmont, CA, USA 1941
Enlisted Beverly Hills, CA, USA 7 November 1941
Commissioned 3 July 1942

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

Based Kings Cliffe January 1943

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK June 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Crashed Halesworth IP19, UK 27 September 1943

Taxiing Accident Halesworth/Sta 365 Cat 3 damage Paul A Conger, 27-Sep-43.

P-47C 41-6401 - 61FS 56FG 8AF

Promotion King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK November 1943

Promoted to Captain.

Crashed Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL, UK 31 December 1943

Taxiing Accident Hendon/Sta 575 Cat 3 damage Paul A Conger, 31-Dec-43.

P-47D 42-74620 - 61FS 56FG 8AF

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK October 1944

End Tour of Duty (ETD) (1)

Based Kings Cliffe 1 October 1944

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

Promotion King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 29 October 1944

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 19 March 1945

End Tour of Duty (ETD) (2)

Crashed Clovis Municipal Airport, 459 CR 11.5, Texico, NM 88135, USA 24 July 1945

Baled Out Mech Failure 3 Miles West Clovis, TX Cat 4 damage Paul A Conger, 24-Jul-45.

TP-63A 42-69054 - 234CCTS 2AF

Died Hesperia, CA, USA 20 August 1994

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2018 10:09:42 Al_Skiff Changes to service number and events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
https://www.fold3.com/record/84952548-paul-a-conger
https://www.fold3.com/image/629608508?terms=Paul%20Conger
https://www.fold3.com/record/78682236-paul-a-conger
http://aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Conger%2C+Paul+A&Subm...
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312481
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156795711/paul-a-conger

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2018 03:48:11 Bombay Changes to highest rank
Sources

http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1564
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_conger_p_a.php

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2018 03:47:16 Bombay Changes to middlename
Sources

http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1564
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_conger_p_a.php

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 23:35:19 fugari Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

cook

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45

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