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Roy William Orndorff

Military

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 4 x kills. ETD

Awards: AM (11OLC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-14315

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Casey, IL 20 March 1916

Son of John Levi and Effie A Orndorff.

Enlisted Saginaw, MI 5 March 1941
Based Honington 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Honington , UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed [2] Trier, Germany 23 December 1944

2 x Fw190 destroyed Trier; 23-Dec-44. A/C 44-14315.

E/A Destroyed Hamburg, Germany 31 December 1944

Fw190 destroyed Hamburg; 31-Dec-44. A/C 44-14315.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) 1945
Died Olney, IL 6 December 1962
Buried Washington Street Cemetery, Casey, IL 11 December 1962

Washington Street Cemetery
Casey,
Clark County, IL

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