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Horace B Thompson Jr

Military

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Leonard Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Ordnance and Armament Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ordnance and Armament Officer between Nov-44 and Jan-45. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Merlin Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. KIA 30-Mar-45. Lost in English Channel.

  • Walter Beckham

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Walter C Beckham enlisted in April 1941. He flew his first missions over the Panama Canal and Ecuador from December 1941. He was assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group in mid 1943, and arrived in the UK in August 1943. Beckham became a successful P-47...

  • Thomas Brock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Achmer A/D. Whilst strafing airdrome, hit in coolant system by return fire, bellied in Hopsten. Initially reported as MIA on 21-Mar...

  • Henry Carbonneau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Flew with the 351st Fighter Squadron/353rd Fighter Group based at Raydon, Suffolk, England from 28-May-44 until Nov-44. On 8-Jun-44 Carbonneau shot down an Me109 for his only aerial victory. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Carroll

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x He 111, 1 x Fw 190. Ended Tour of...

  • Harold Chase

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills, 1 x damaged [Air]. Credited with 4 x destroyed, 1 x damaged [Ground]. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gordon Compton

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Became squadron C/O after Lt Col Frederick H Lefebre. Compton was a squadron ace with 5 x kills, including a ME262 downed on 10-Apr-45. ...

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group | 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...

  • Bruce Eddy

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Achmer A/D Germany in P-51D 'Lil Boston Bull' 44-14569. Thought KIA crashed near Krefeld on 21-Mar-45, but later liberated Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13955. ...

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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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    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...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Doerun, GA 31744, USA 25 April 1919
Enlisted Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA 4 April 1941

Fort McPherson
Atlanta
Georgia

Based Raydon 28 October 1944 – July 1945

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Raydon, UK 8 December 1944

Belly Landing due to Engine Failure Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage Lt Horace B Thompson Jr, 8-Dec-44.

P-51D 44-14949 - 351FS 353FG 8AF

Promotion Raydon, UK 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

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

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2017 20:26:57 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, suffix, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Thompson%2C+Horac...
https://www.fold3.com/record/87717167-horace-b-thompson
https://www.fold3.com/image/546668479?terms=Horace%20B%20Thompson

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 22:04:11 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
Sources

From the personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 22:03:42 dwgdallas Changes to firstname, highest rank, role and person associations
Sources

From the personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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