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Ralph M Aberth

Military

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

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...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

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 Ohio, USA 1921
Enlisted Fort Benjamin Harrison Hospital, Indianapolis, IN 46216, USA 4 June 1942
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK April 1945 – 30 July 1945

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 16 July 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 30 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 19:45:29 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84192782_ralph_m%20aberth/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:52 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 / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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