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Raydon Airfield Memorial

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Detailed history

From this former airfield, during World War Two, fighter aircraft of the USAAF flew operations that contributed to the Allied Victory in Europe.

833rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
862nd Aviation Engineer Battalion
357th Fighter Group
358th Fighter Group
353rd Fighter Group

and their support units

Sincerely dedicated to those so far from home who came to help us in our hour of need. 10th June 1995

Connections

People

  • James Hinchey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. James F. Hinchey flew P51D "Thunderbug" 44-14728 aircraft code YJ-I. Hinchey was credited with 3 confirmed air kills on January 14, 1945.

  • George Montgomery

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. George S. Montgomery was from Alabama and signed up for air training in 1943. He received training at Coleman, Greenville, and Eagle Pass, Texas. Montgomery trained with fellow 351st FS pilots, Lt. Billy Joe Murray, Lt. Walter E. Murphy, and Lt....

  • Walter Murphey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. Walter E. Murphey was from Indiana and trained in Coleman, Greenville, and Eagle Pass, Texas. Murphey flew with the 353rd Fighter Group/ 351st Fighter Squadron from August 1944-April 1945. Four pilots from the 351st all trained together from flying...

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Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 16:12:52 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and media associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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