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Vic L Byers Jr


Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 2.5 kills. Completed 2 x tours of duty.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...


Event Location Date
Born Crawford County, IA, USA 6 April 1921

Son of Vic L and Clara M [Thornton] Byers.

Lived in Denison, IA 51442, USA 1941
Enlisted Omaha, NE, USA 21 January 1942
Based Metfield December 1942 – 18 July 1945

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Metfield, Harleston IP20 0LH, UK 1943

Promoted to Captain.

E/A Destroyed [0.5] Germany 6 March 1944

Shared destroyed ETO 6-Mar-44.

E/A Destroyed Germany 11 August 1944

1 x destroyed ETO 11-Aug-44.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) [1] England, UK September 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Promotion Metfield, Harleston IP20 0LH, UK September 1944

Promoted to Major.

E/A Destroyed Germany 2 March 1945

1 x destroyed ETO 2-Mar-45.

Promotion Metfield, Harleston IP20 0LH, UK 1 June 1945

Promoted to Lt Colonel.

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD) [2] England, UK 18 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Buried Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518, USA March 2006

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside County
California, USA

Died Anaheim, CA, USA 23 March 2006


Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 14:42:44 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2017 17:30:50 dwgdallas Changes to media associations

Personal Effects of Lt. Billy J. Murray 353rd FG/ 351st FS

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

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