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Florennes / Juzaine

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  • Oren Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | fighter pilot | 370th Fighter Group

  • Robert Ahern

    Military | bomber (flight engineer and top turret gunner) | 344th Bomb Group

  • William Andrews

    Military | Captain | bomber pilot | 344th Bomb Group

  • James Brady

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 474th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew P-51D 44-????? CL-N 'Bama Girl'. ETD (ETD). Transferred to the 474th Fighter Group. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, OCC.

  • William Byers

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-Twin Engine | 474th Fighter Group
    Bend, Oregon 430th FS 474th FG P-38J/P-38L 2 kills 49th FBW F-84E Korean War Brother Jim Byers also flew in 430th FS shared same P-38s.

  • Carl Decklar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 354FS, 255FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Delhamer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 370FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Oscar Gewinner

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 370th Fighter Group
    Bud Gewinner served as a fighter pilot of the 485th Fighter Squadron of the 370th Fighter Group. He began to keep a diary when he was went overseas on 31 January 1944, and it runs until 20 October 1944. He flew his first mission on 18 April 1944,...

  • John Griffin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, P-38 Model J-15 | 370th Fighter Group
    John V. "Jack" Griffin was the oldest son of George Joseph Griffin and Irene Margaret Bailey Griffin. His sister, Patricia Griffin Burch, refers to him as "the handsome one". Per her recollection, he always wanted to fly and took private lessons in...

  • Charles Heckel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 1056 Twin Engine Fighter Pilot | 474th Fighter Group
    Col Heckel always knew he was going to fly. After enlisting at age 18, he was sent to 9thAF in France, Sept 1944. Flying P-38's for the 474thFG for about 6 weeks, he had a mid-air collision with another P-38 after downing a BF 109 during a very large...

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  • 42-102380 Renovation

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned: 12 April 1944 - 8th AF / 3rd AD / 4th CBW / 94th BG / 331st BS - (RAF Bury St Edmunds) ...

  • 42-104205 Donna Jean

    P-38 Lightning
    On 27 December 1944, Harold Sargent, pilot of P-38 42-104205 was shot down on a mission from Florennes airfield, France, to Lierneaux, Belgium. The pilot was able to bail out and survived.


Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 14:49:53 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, number, known as, latitude and longitude

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;