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Francis N King

Military

DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

2

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-75161 'Gator Bait'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Francis N King. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. A/C broke left whilst element leader...

Events

Event Location Date
Born McCormick, South Carolina 16 March 1920
End Tour of Duty (ETD)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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