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Orconte

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  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

People

  • Cecil Buchanan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    wingman-element leader-flight leader 356th FS 354th FG 1944-45

  • Marshall Cloke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    Col USAF retired CO 380th FS 363rd FG CO 355th FS 354th FG 2 air kills

  • Edward Hunt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 353rd FS 354th FG Flight class 42-I Luke Field May 20, 1943. ...

  • Charles Koenig

    Military | Brigadier General | fighter pilot 1055-single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 353rd FS Dec. 1943 - Sept. 1944 6.5 air kills (3.5 ME-109 + 3 FW-190) P-51D s/n 44-13551 FT+K "Little Horse" renamed "Le Petite Cheval" Brig. Gen. CA ANG

  • Felix Kozaczka

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Wingman 382nd FS 363rd FG P-51B 1 kill first combat tour Flight leader 356th FS 354th FG P-47D/P-51D 2 kills 2nd combat tour

  • George Lamb

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055-single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Flight leader/OPS Officer 356th FS 354th FG Post War HQ 405th FG Occupation Duty Lt Col Utah ANG retired 7.5 air kills, 1 probable, 3.5 damaged in the air plus .5 ground kill

  • Frank O'Connor

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055-Squadron Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    US Army Cpl. 1940-42 AAF/USAF 1942-1963 356th FS P-39Ns and P-51B/Ds Shot down straffing Nov 5, 1944 POW Stalag Luft I MACR 10277 59 1/2 combat missions 10 3/4 air kills plus 1 ground kill

  • Felix Rogers

    Military | General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    CO 353rd FS 353rd FG Aug, 1944 - Jan. 1945 (assigned Sept 1943-Jan. 1945). 7 confirmed air kills plus 2 damaged. Retired has 4 star general commanding the AF Logistic Command in 1978. P-51B s/n 43-6833 FT+J "Beantown Banshee"

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 11:41:51 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, number, known as, latitude and longitude
Sources

Place added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;
- http://www.ixengineercommand.com/airfields/physical.php

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