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DeWayne Junior Maxwell

Military

Flew P-51D 44-14764 "Mr Lucky".
Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after thirty-five years in the US Air Force, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

Service

Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106872 'Pattie Ann II'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Berlin, shot down in melee with Fw190's 12-Sep-44 - Lt Joseph A Broadwater KIA MACR 8659.

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2018 11:18:18 Lucy May Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100870241/dewayne-junior-maxwell

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history

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