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Ernest H Treff


Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 destroyed (ground) five damaged (ground) 120Hrs combat operations. End of War.

Awards: WWII Victory.

Post War: 1946-49 Army Air Corps Reserve, Mitchell Field; 1949-54 New York ANG, Westchester County Airport.



  • Edmund Ellis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot Thunderbolt P-47M Blue Eyes | 56th Fighter Group
    Edmund Ellis served as a fighter pilot with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Boxted, England. He nicknamed his P-47 'Blue Eyes'.

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. ...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron



Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Event Location Date
Born São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil 1923
Lived in Long Island, New York, USA 1940
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 3 December 1942
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK January 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Eggebek, Germany 13 April 1945

Three Ju88 destroyed on the ground Eggebek aerodrome, Germany.

End of War England, UK May 1945

End of War.

Promotion Germany 1946

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Lived in Groton, CT, USA 2015


Date Contributor Update
11 July 2016 13:02:33 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

Peter Randall

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:15 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /