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James Blaine Aageberg

Military

Killed in Action on 21 January 1945 in P-47 Thunderbolt 44-20424.

Aageberg was leading a four ship flight on a sortie to attack German vehicles over St Vith. Aageberg's flight came under fire from flak, and he reported his engine was cutting out, stating his intention to bail out. Other members of Aagerberg's flight watched him bail out, and his parachute fail to open.

Awarded the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...

  • 309th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, USA 1 September 1918
Died Vielsalm, Arrondissement de Bastogne, Luxembourg, Belgium 21 January 1945
Enlisted Indiana
Buried

Plot C, Row 1, Grave 39.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 11:43:16 Emily Changes to middlename, biography, events and aircraft associations
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Fields of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 09:49:50 Andycole0 Changes to biography and awards
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American Battle Monument's Commission, www.abmc.gov

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 09:45:42 Andycole0 Changes to events
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American Battle Monument's Commission, www.abmc.gov

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2020 15:16:32 Emily Changes to events
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Added death date as per ABMC

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2020 14:30:12 Andycole0 Changes to unit associations
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American Battle Monument's Commission, www.abmc.gov

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2020 14:22:38 Andycole0 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, unit associations and place associations
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American Battle Monument's Commission, www.abmc.gov

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