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Thurman N Mauldin


Primary training in Union City, TN, Basic in Newport, Ark, Advanced at Spence Field in Moultrie, GA Class of 44F; instrument flying at Spence Field for 3 months; went to England w/ 368th FG 12/44-1/45; w/ 356th 2/45 to VE Day; left England 9/45 to go to 9th AF Ser. Command, 30th ADG to Germany; flew P-47s & P-51s on 16 missions for 81 1/2 combat hours; 5/30/45 flying Lt. Paquet's plane & using Lt. Rutland's parachute, after a wing ripped off; left service as Capt.

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

1 Me 262 in Air probable, 2 damaged on Ground


Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Moss, Mississippi 18 April 1923
End of War


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:12 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / self