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Bryce A Ralston

Military

Assigned to 395FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 23-Dec-44 mission in P-47D 44-19916. Section bounced, shot down in ensuing melee. Killed in Action (KIA) 23-Dec-44. Kruft, Germany. MACR 11489.

Awards: DFC, AM (5 OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 395th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-19916

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 395FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 23-Dec-44 mission in P-47D 44-19916. Section bounced, shot down in ensuing melee. Pilot Bryce A Ralston KIA 23-Dec-44. Kruft, Germany. MACR 11489.

Associated Place

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Grand Forks, ND, USA 28 September 1921

Son of John A and Ragma M [Johnston] Ralston.

Lived in Grand Forks County, ND, USA 1941
Based Chilbolton 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 395FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 56642 Kruft, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission in P-47D 44-19916. Section bounced, shot down in ensuing melee. KIA 23-Dec-44. Kruft, Germany. MACR 11489.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2017 21:11:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/529878057_bryce_a%20ralston/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/638269539_bryce_a%20ralston/details/
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ma...
http://www.368thfightergroup.com/368-fallen-w.html
https://www.fold3.com/image/46712306
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56302965

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