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Constantine S Chioles

Military

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Credited 1 x damaged.

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: DFC, AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    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
  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13600

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Aurora, IL, USA 1 June 1915

Son of Samuel and Emily Chioles.

Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 14 May 1942
Based Wormingford 2 October 1944 – 6 July 1945

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

E/A Damaged Hanover, Germany 10 April 1945

Me262 damaged SE Hanover 10-Apr-45.

Crashed Wormingford, Colchester CO6 3SD, UK 11 April 1945

Landing Accident Wormingford/Sta 159 Cat 3 damage Lt Constantine S Chioles, 11-Apr-45.

P-51D 44-13600 - 338FS 55FG 8AF

Promotion Wormingford, Colchester CO6 3SD, UK 16 April 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Based Duxford 6 July 1945 – 20 July 1945

Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 20 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

16 December 1945

Joined USAF Reserves.

Discharged USAF 28 September 1957

Honourable discharge.

Died Illinois 9 April 2008

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2021 16:19:57 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/656354866
https://www.fold3.com/record/84403822/constantine-s-chioles-wwii-army-en...
https://www.greeks-in-foreign-cockpits.com/2018/11/20/constantine-chioles/

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2018 13:07:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- WWW.55th.org roster;
- Unit roster in book Duxford Diary, 1989 edition by Duxford Aviation Society

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2018 11:58:19 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/99004405?terms=Constantine%20S%20Chioles
https://www.fold3.com/page/84403822-constantine-s-chioles/facts
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Chioles%2C+Consta...
http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/Pilots/338th%20Pilots/Chioles%20Constan...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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