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High Halden

Military site : airfield

Used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings. High Halden was then used as a Ninth Air Force Advanced Landing Ground, before being occupied by the 358th Fighter Group in 1944.

Service

Units

People

  • Max Arnold

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 367FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • C Austin

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action

  • Norvin Averett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 368th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 365FS, 358FG, 8AF USAAF. Abandoned P-47D 42-76525 out of fuel over English channel, baled and picked up by ASR, WIA, RTD. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jacob Blazicek

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 358th Fighter Group

  • Philip Brockus

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. 58 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to St Lo. Shot down by Fw190 in vicinity of Carentan. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-Jun-44. MACR 6281. Awards: PH.

  • John Buckner

    Military | Major General | Fighter pilot / Op's Officer / Commanding Officer | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 122 x combat missions as wing man, element leader, flight commander, and operations officer. Made commander of 365FS, 358FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • John Buston

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 365FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) combat mission to Argentan in P-47D 42-25847. Hit by flak, engine afire, baled out. Evaded capture (EVD) 26-Jul-44. MACR 8576. ...

  • Jack Coulter

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 365FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. Credited 2 x destroyed. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Warren Lobdell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-47D 42-8415, Reported that he was low on fuel. Element leader, Erik Littlejohn, and he broke off to make the return flight to...

  • Harold Stalnaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. 90+ combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Nonnweiler. Mis-Identified, bounced and shot down by friendly P-47's in a 'blue on blue' incident. Slumped forward in harness, A/C streaming white...

Aircraft

  • 42-76267

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Nonnweiler. Mis-Identified, bounced and shot down by friendly P-47's in a 'blue on blue' incident. Slumped forward in harness, A/C streaming white smoke and crashed...

  • 42-76436

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8659 'Donnie Boy'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One time personal aircraft of Capt Dominic Gentile. Transferred to 367FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 41-6582

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 365FS 358FG 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-27314

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-22513 'Ilene'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 9: Military Airfields of the Central South and South-East (Cambridge, 1985)

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