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Frank E Oiler

Military

Flew 68 combat missions--300 hours, shot down, claimed 1 ME 262 on 4/19/45 on 67th mission. Encounter took place in vicinity of Prague.

AM 1Oak Leaf Cluster

1 ME 262

Service

Units served with

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • 84th Fighter Squadron

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cyrus, Minnesota 28 July 1921
End Tour of Duty (ETD)
Promoted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2017 15:18:16 general ira snapsorter Changes to aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Unit roster on page 136 in 'Eagles of Duxford' book by Fry

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:00 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 / The 357th Over Europe

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