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396th Fighter Squadron

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  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Chilbolton

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  • Joseph Busenbark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 368th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 396FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Trier, Germany. Having shot down 1 x Fw190 engine started running roughly missing badly, set course for home crash landed near Lissendorf, Germany. Killed in Action ...

Aircraft

  • 42-76482

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 396FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Trier, Germany. Having shot down 1 x Fw190 engine started running roughly missing badly, set course for home crash landed near Lissendorf, Germany. Pilot 2Lt Joseph S...

  • 41-6184 'Old Rocking Chair' / 'Well?' / 'E.L.'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One time personal aircraft of Lt Robert J Messenger. Transferred to 396FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF.

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:47:06 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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