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Bretigny

Military site : airfield

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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

  • Max Conn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Credited with two enemy aircraft destroyed.

  • William Donohoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Edward Dziadzio

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Chief Photo Technician | 404th Fighter Group

  • Robert Fenstermacher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, of Scranton, was a P-47D pilot who crashed in Belgium in December 1944 during an armed-reconnaissance mission against targets in Germany. He was 23. ...

  • BERTIE HANSON

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commander 78th Troop Carrier Squadron | 435th Troop Carrier Group
    Lt. Colonel Hanson was the 78th Troop Carrier Squadron Commander in the 435th Troop Carrier Group. During WWII the squadron transported personnel and cargo in ETO and MTO and participated in Allied airborne assaults on Normandy, Southern France, the...

  • 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.

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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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