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William I Davis

Military

Flight leader 355th FS 354th FG
4 confirmed kills (2 1/2 FW-190s + 1 1/2 ME-109s) +1 probable + 6 damaged air-to-air.
Lt Col USAF retired
First pilot to fly 50 P-51 combat missions.....

Service

People

  • Gus Allen

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 Single Engine | 354th Fighter Group
    2.5 air kills 4 ground kills

  • Clayton Gross

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    6 kill ace including 1 ME-262 P-51B s/n 43-12451 GQ+I "Live Bait" - "Peggy" P-51D s/n 44-63688 GQ+I "Live Bait" -"Peggy" crew chief SSgt C.E. "Smitty" Smith

  • Charles Gumm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 355th FS 354th FG. First Merlin Mustang ace. ...

  • Charles Hawley

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    1921-2017 P-51B/C/D pilot with the 355th FS 354th FG

  • Gilbert Talbot

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    Ops Officer 355th FS CO 355th FS Flew 2 combat tours 5 Air Kills Oregon Nat. Guard 249th Coastal Defense Artillery Post WWII Owner Operator Clackmas Feed & Seed Crew Chief SSgt Bob Kline

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Units served with

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13355 "Sport"

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12410 "Sport"

    P-51 Mustang
    1Lt Bill Davis-pilot, SSgt Dick Herman-crew chief, Sgt Hodges-armorer First P-51 to fly 50 combat missions. Later transferred to the 67th TRG

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

  • Cricqueville

    Military site : airfield

  • Gael

    Military site : airfield

  • Rosieres en Haye

    Military site : airfield

  • Orconte

    Military site : airfield

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09 September 2019 20:12:24 fugari Changes to media associations
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09 September 2019 20:06:48 fugari Changes to media associations
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09 September 2019 20:00:32 fugari Changes to person associations
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09 September 2019 19:57:19 fugari Changes to biography
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09 September 2019 19:32:23 fugari Changes to biography, place associations and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 05:31:22 fugari Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and media associations
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