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Anthony E Ladas

Military

Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138.

Awards: AM(3OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Group
    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

  • 382nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106486 'Virginia'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed, Pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138.

  • 42-106737

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lemons-Dreux, France area 8-Aug-44. Lt Garland Page abandoned A/C Evreux-Chartres area. MACR 8499

  • 42-26016

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Dummer Lake mid air collision with P-51 42-106486, pilot Capt Alwin M Juchheim Jr baled out Prisoner of War (POW) 28-May-44 MACR 5280.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Staplehurst

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1943 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), Staplehurst was used briefly by RAF fighter squadrons during August to October 1943 and then allocated to the Ninth Air Force. Developed and improved during the winter of 1943-44, the station...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cook County, IL, USA 1922

Ernest and Adell Ladas.

Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 15 September 1941
Based Staplehurst 1944 – 28 May 1944

Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died West of Gardelegen, Germany 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas KIA. MACR 5138.

Buried 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz, Liege, Belgium
Plot A Row 32 Grave 43

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2020 19:35:03 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-26016 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2019 14:10:22 Al_Skiff Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/91206330?rec=91206443
https://www.fold3.com/record/84360835-anthony-e-ladas
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763021?rec=299343345
https://www.fold3.com/record/529856462-anthony-e-ladas
https://www.abmc.gov/node/547718
http://www.interment.net/data/bel/ardennes-american-cemetery/records-i-m...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56359294/anthony-e-ladas

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2017 15:44:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-106486&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28630407
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763021?terms=Anthony%20E%20Ladas
https://www.fold3.com/record/529856462-anthony-e-ladas
https://www.fold3.com/record/84360835-anthony-e-ladas

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / Miller and Marinelli histories

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