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Wilbur H Lewis Jr.

Military

May-Dec. 1944, 67 missions, 270 hours, P-51B 'The Beachcomber'

Service

Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

Aircraft

  • 43-24764 'The Beachcomber'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Wayne N Bolefahr. Re-assigned to Capt Wilbur H Lewis.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Long Branch, New Jersey
End Tour of Duty (ETD)
Promoted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:20 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 / Unit History

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