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William Maynard Agnew Jr


Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 70+ combat missions. Credited 1 probable. Killed in Mid Air Collision in P-51D 44-15598 2 miles SW Kaufbuern/ R-70. 5-Aug-45. KIA.

Awards: DFC, AM (6 OLC), PH.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 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...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron
  • 350th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Born El Dorado, KS 67042, USA 11 August 1923

Son of William Maynard and Sara Esther [Weide] Agnew.

Lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico 1940
Assigned Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 29 October 1944 – 9 July 1945

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried Santa Fe County, NM, USA 1945

Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA.

Promotion Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 10 January 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Probable Germany 2 March 1945

Bf109 probable 2-Mar-45.

Transferred Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 9 July 1945 – 5 August 1945

Transferred to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Kaufbeuren, Germany 5 August 1945

Killed in Mid Air Collision in P-51D 44-15598 2 miles SW Kaufbuern/ R-70. 5-Aug-45. KIA.


Date Contributor Update
27 June 2016 14:07:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Jonah's Feet Are Dry Pg 634 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list