1LT Grant G. Stout
365th FG - 387th FS
KIA - 19 March 1945
Col Edwin S. "Chick" Chickering, commander of the 367th FG with his assigned P-38L "Gung Ho" (coded H5-C) at Juvincourt airfield (A-68), France.
"Bomb damaged Nazi aircraft* at a captured airbase in France. This base is now being used by the 410th Bomb Group."
- A-26 Invader, B-17 Flying Fortress, AT-17 Bobcat and L-5 Sentinel in background.
"Bomb damaged Nazi aircraft at a captured airbase in France. This base is now being used by the 410th Bomb Group."
- A wrecked Me-110G night fighter lies with its Ju-88C cousins of III./NJG4 on Juvincourt airfield (A-68), France in the fall of 1944.
- B-26 code appears to be PN- which would be a 449BS, 322BG 9AF A/C.
"FRANCE-If Allied bombing hadn't been too thorough, this hangar at a former German Air Base in France, now serving as a base for a 9th Tactical Air Command fighter group, might have housed the 9th Air Force Republic P-47 Thunderbolt pictured here."
Under American control, Ninth Air Force used the base for several units from 7 September 1944 until closing the base in July 1945. Known units assigned were:
439th Troop Carrier Group, 8–28 September 1944 (C-47 Skytrain)
404th Fighter Group, 13 September-4 October 1944 (P-47 Thunderbolt)
365th Fighter Group, 15 September-4 October 1944 (P-47 Thunderbolt)
36th Fighter Group, 1–27 October 1944 (P-47 Thunderbolt)
367th Fighter Group, 28 October 1944 – 1 February 1945 (P-38 Lightning)
368th Fighter Group, 27 December 1944 – 5 January 1945 (P-47 Thunderbolt)
410th Bombardment Group, February–May 1945 (A-20 Havoc)
Each group had three or four combat squadrons of aircraft assigned to the airfield, making Juvincourt one of the largest and most active USAAF fields on the continent. Attacks on German ground forces, bridges, airfields still in Luftwaffe hands, railroads and any target of opportunity of the German forces were targets of the Thunderbolts as the ground forces moved east into Luxembourg and past the Siegfried Line into Germany. In addition, the Royal Air Force also utilized Juvincourt, units and aircraft are yet to be determined.
With the war ended, Juvincourt became largely a transport airfield, being used by the RAF also for repatriation of English, Australian and New Zealand prisoners of war. These transfers were made by Lancasters of No 463 and 467 Squadrons, RAAF together with 186 and 50 Squadrons RAF. (operation Exodus)
The airfield was returned to French control on 2 July 1945.
English Heritage's record description
Not yet known
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CO 388th FS 365th FG 127 comabt missions 1944-45 with 5 air kills.
Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/DeputyGroup Commander | 365th Fighter Group
CO 386th FS Deputy Gp CO 365th FG
146 missions 5 air kills MIA/POW Oct 7, 1944. MACR #9644
Post War: CO 94th FS (was on the cover of Life Magazine)
CO 42nd BW and 92nd BW flying B-52s.
Col USAF retired on Sep[t. 1, 1962.
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot - Squadron Commander | 365th Fighter Group
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group
Military | First Lieutenant | 2150th EAFFP Commanding Officer
Unknown details of death at Advanced Landing Ground A-68, Juvincourt, France
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Flight leader 393rd FS 367th FG
65 combat missions
Shot downed by flak while strafing train on March 30, 1945 MACR #13183
POW for 10 days until liberated.
P-47D s/n 44-33037 8L+C
Lt Col USAF retired