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Richard Woodward Asbury

Military

1st tour Wingman/Element leader 382nd FS 363rd FG Aug. 1943 - Aug. 1944.
2nd tour Flight leader 356th FS 354th FG Nov. 1944 - May 1945
126 combat missions 386 combat hours
5 confirmed air kills
• P-51B s/n 42-106519 C3+R "Queenie"
• P-47D s/n 44-20208 AJ+S
• P-51D s/n 44-63782 AJ+S "Merle Maureen"

Service

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...

  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Group
    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

  • 356th Fighter Squadron
  • 382nd Fighter Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Prince Frederick, MD, USA 24 September 1920
Died Bettendorf, IA, USA 12 October 2013

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2017 20:52:31 fugari Changes to biography
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2017 20:51:53 fugari Changes to service number, role, biography, awards and media associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2017 13:55:53 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
Sources

New entry added with details from:
- 9th Air Force Association - 1996 Membership Directory;
- http://20thcenturyaviationmagazine.com/military-aviation-magazine/ww-ii-...
- https://www.findagrave.com;
- http://www.mustangsmustangs.net/p-51/aces/aces_list;
- www.cieldegloire.com

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