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Francis Patrick Ames


Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory.

Post War: Engineer with AT&T Telecommunications Company for many years.


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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...


Event Location Date
Born Belmont, MA, USA 25 October 1920

Son of Patrick and Agnes (nee Walsh) Ames.

Lived in Belmont, MA, USA 1940
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 15 March 1943
Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1944 – May 1945

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

End of War Europe May 1945

End of War.

Died Ocala, FL, USA 8 December 2011


Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 14:37:16 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- King's Cliffe Memorial Edition

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 18:17:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list