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William H Waldheim

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    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...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron
  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
End Tour of Duty (ETD)
Transferred

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2015 16:32:16 Lucy May Changes to role
Sources

Combined two entries for William Waldheim into a single entry. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster on page 135 in 'Eagles of Duxford' book by Fry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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