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Ethelbert F Amason

Military

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission to Ijmuiden in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

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...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-75567

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission to Ijmuiden in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Frederick, OK 73542, USA 18 December 1923

Son of Charlie Fowler and Nettie Pearl [Houts] Amason.

Lived in Hargill, TX, USA 1940
Crashed Avenger Field (SWW), Sweetwater, TX 79556, USA 23 October 1942

Take Off Accident Ground Loop Avenger Field, Texas Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Elthelbert F Amason, 23-Oct-42.

PT-19A 41-15004 - 318AAFFTD

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK June 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Rijssen, Netherlands 30 January 1944

Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

Buried 1945

Netherlands American Cemetery

Buried Raymondville, TX 78580, USA 1946

Memorialised
Raymondville Memorial Cemetery
Raymondville
Willacy County
Texas, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 07:00:28 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Amason
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Amason
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2133
https://www.fold3.com/image/28598634/?terms=42-75567
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80251816

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 06:55:15 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Amason
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Amason
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2133
https://www.fold3.com/image/28598634/?terms=42-75567
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Amason&GSfn=ethelb...

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2133 / MACR 2133, 8th AF losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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