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Gordon H Chenez

Military

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x destroyed [Grd] and 2 x damaged [Grd]. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 504th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 44-72082

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Detroit, MI, USA 8 September 1922
Lived in Cuyahoga County, OH, USA 1941
Enlisted Cleveland, OH, USA 23 September 1942
Based 25 October 1944 – 18 July 1945

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed [Grd] [2] 60 miles NW Berlin, Germany 1945

2 x destroyed [Grd] 60 miles NW Berlin. 1945.

E/A Damaged [Grd] [2] 60 miles NW Berlin, Germany 1945

2 x damaged [Grd] 60 miles NW Berlin. 1945.

Promotion 5 January 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 18 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Osceola, IN 46561, USA 2 March 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2018 12:36:44 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/33575812-gordon-h-chenez
https://www.fold3.com/page/84218155-gordon-h-chenez/facts
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Chenez&Submit=Search
https://newspaperarchive.com/altoona-mirror-may-04-1945-p-25/

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2018 12:35:48 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/33575812-gordon-h-chenez
https://www.fold3.com/page/84218155-gordon-h-chenez/facts
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Chenez&Submit=Search
https://newspaperarchive.com/altoona-mirror-may-04-1945-p-25/

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2018 12:21:23 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/33575812-gordon-h-chenez
https://www.fold3.com/page/84218155-gordon-h-chenez/facts
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Chenez&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:37 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 / Unit History

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