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Eugene Paul Roberts

Military

CO 84th FS 78th FG Aug 1942 - Sept 1943
Deputy Group CO 78th FG Sept 1943 - Dec 1943
CO 364th FG Jan 1945 - Nov 1945
9 air kills with the 84th FS.
P-47C s/n 41-6630 WZ+Z "Spokane Chief"
P-51D s/n 44-15061 5E+O "Jimmy the First"

Service

People

  • Charles London

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine
    First AAF ace in the ETO.

Units served with

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (67th Fighter Wing)

Aircraft

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...

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2018 14:22:04 Balderz002 Changes to biography
Sources

Corrected summary bio P-47C s/n. Incorrectly written as 41-6330. Should be 41-6630.

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2017 20:42:48 fugari Changes to middlename, nickname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2015 20:54:10 otis Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

Gene's primary Thunderbolt was named the "Spokane Chief."

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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