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Bretigny

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

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English Heritage's record description

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Service

Units

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 404th Fighter Group

    404th Fighter Group

    Group
    A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf: http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf

  • 435th Troop Carrier Group
  • 409th Bomb Group

People

  • William Abraham

    Military | Captain | fighter pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Walter Allard

    Military | First Lieutenant | bomber | 409th Bomb Group

  • David Harmon

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot / Asst group Op's Officer | 365th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 386 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Assistant group Operations Officer. On a dive bombing mission in support of V Corps, having seen heavy AA fire whilst bombing German tank positions. Set up a strafing pass on flak positions and was hit by a 20mm round...

  • James Hill

    Military | General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 365th Fighter Group
    CO 388th FS 365th FG 127 comabt missions 1944-45 with 5 air kills. ...

  • Donald Hillman

    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.

  • Lloyd Hutchins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group

  • William Ritchie

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot - Squuadron Commander | 365th Fighter Group

  • Grant Stout

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group

Aircraft

  • 43-9451

    A-20 Havoc
    Landing accident with Cat 4 damage at A-48 Bretigny, France on 8 December 1944. Pilot John F. Bell.

  • 44-20571

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 44-25615 Chazzz

    P-38 Lightning

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2016 22:03:54 Rainer Created entry with name, number, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date and usaaf to date
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%A9tigny-sur-Orge_Air_Base

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