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Estel Carson Alcorn

Military

Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 496FTG 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Goxhill had been a fighter training base since 1942 but it was only in December 1943 that a Fighter Training Group was established there. Pilots who had received the basic training in the USA would practise ETO operational procedures and gunnery before...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ionia, KS 66949, USA 1 July 1921

Son of Carson A and Laura Myrtle [Bell] Alcorn.

Enlisted Omaha, NE, USA 17 April 1942
Crashed Maverick County Memorial International Airport (EGP), 1514 Maverick Industrial Blvd, Eagle Pass, TX 78852, USA 31 March 1943

Landing Accident Eagle Pass AAF, Texas Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Estel C Alcorn, 31-Mar-43.

AT-6C 41-36210 - 828 SEFTS AAFAFS (Se)

Crashed Millville, NJ 08332, USA 21 August 1943

Take Off Accident due to Mechanical Failure Millville AAF, NJ Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Estel C Alcorn, 21-Aug-43.

P-47D 42-8033 - 376FS 361FG

Promotion 10 April 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Transferred 6 September 1944

Transferred to 496FTG 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Lincoln, NE, USA August 1985
Buried Lincoln, NE, USA August 1985

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2016 15:29:04 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84603822_estel_c%20alcorn/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90774103
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Alcorn%2C+Estel&S...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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