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Rennes

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

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Service

Units

  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February 1944 was one...

  • 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

People

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | photographer
    He was a photo reconnaissance pilot with the Army Air Corps, flew missions from France and Belgium, including the Battle of the Bulge, in the winter of 1944/1945. Born February 20, 1924 and raised in San Leandro California, Bob enlisted at the age of...

  • Donald Clark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Don Clark, retired (age 93 as of 20 February 2016), was an original member of the 362nd Fighter Group, 377th Fighter Squadron (the Maulers). ...

  • Clyde East

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | fighter pilot-1055 single engine/squadron commander | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    RCAF June 1941 - Jan 1944 ...

  • James Frakes

    Military | Major | Photo Reconnaissance Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Harry Stroh

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    On 27 August 1944, Harry Stroh was flying P-47 42-76597 on a low-altitude reconnaissance mission over Brest when it was hit by flak and crashed. Stroh was Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 13:21:35 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, number, 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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