Basic at Missing in Action (MIA)mi Beach; AAF Tech School at CO State College; at MH 10/43 to 8/45. Arrived at MH 10/5/43 from Goxhill via truck convoy. Left MH 8/11/45 for Istres, France on board B-17. Helped paint black & white ident. stripes on a/c the night before D-Day. All aircraft towing gliders went directly over our base on 2 consecutive Sundays, enroute to Belgium. One glider landed at MH; towed by a Sterling. Brit soldiers, bicycles and a donkey were on board that glider.
Units served with
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
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