Used by US units including the 50th Fighter Group. The present-day private grass airstrip is to the north of the Second World War airfield site.
Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...
50th Fighter Group (Special). The group moved to the European Theater of Operations in the Spring 1944 expansion of Ninth Air Force in England in preparation for Operation Overlord. It flew its first combat mission on 1 May 1944. Lymington USAAF...
Military | Second Lieutenant | fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
DONALD A. ANGELL, Sr. 86, of The Villages, Florida passed away on January 18, 2008. He had been a resident of the Palm Beach Gardens area since 1968 after retiring from the US Air Force as a Major. He had resided at The Villages since September 2003....
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
Forrest Spencer Chilton III was born on December 1, 1921 in Syracuse, New York. Forrest's spent his early life with grandparents in Brooklyn, NY before his family moved to Pompton Plains, New Jersey. He attended Butler High School in Butler, NJ,...
Military | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
Rex David served as a pilot with the 81st Fighter Squadron of the 50th Fighter Group from Lymington, England in 1944. One of the aircraft he flew was P-47 42-25744, which he nicknamed 'The Galveston Gal'.
Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
Capt. William R. Fleming served with the 10th Fighter Squadron, flying Thunderbolts from Lymington (Stn 551). He was born on the 8th of August 1921 to William Richard Fleming senior and his wife Elizabeth (née Early). To differentiate father and son...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
2nd Lt Edwin R. Johnston was a pilot of the 10th Fighter Squadron, flying Thunderbolts in the ETO. He was born on the 13th of August 1919 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Mark Graham Johnston and his wife Jessie (née Coogler) who were married in...
Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF, flown by Maj Pierce McKinnon. Transferred 351FS, 353FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10FS, 50FG, 9AF. Failed to Return from a strafing mission to St Denis le Gast, France, A/C forced down unseen, when formation broke up...
Airspeed Oxford N4759, assigned to 24th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron, 312th Service Group, 9AF USAAF. ...
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Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 5: Military Airfields of the South-West (Cambridge, 1982)