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Gerald P Devine


Flew with Canadian Royal Air Force, then joined American Army Air Force in 1944 was in 353rd FG/350th FS/then transferred to Pacific theater after completing duty in Europe. Went into the Army Helicopter Service and served 2 tours in the Vietnam War. Taught flying at Ft. Rucker AL. Flew 90 missions in the ETO, 9 missions in the Pacific. He was the first American ace who had 5 airplanes shot out from under him before he got 5 enemy aircraft.

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster/DFC w 1/Oak Leaf Cluster/Army Service Ribbon/Overseas Service Ribbon/WW II Voctory Medal/Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm/ Silver Star/ Master ArmyAviator Badge/Army Commendation Medal/Soldiers Medal/Meritorious Service Medal




  • Stanley Pidduck

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 353rd Fighter Group
    Born on the 31st July 1914, Stanley R. Pidduck, Jr. was the son of Stanley Roberts Pidduck and Elizabeth Mary Gill. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corp during World War II, spending 19 months in Europe as a P-47 and P-51 pilot, reaching the rank of Lt...

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter 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...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Luddington, Michigan 26 August 1924
Died 12 March 1990
Buried Ashes spread along parade field at Ft Rucker, Alabama


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:23 AAM AAM ingest

'Jonah's feet are dry' book on the 353rd FG/sister / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia