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436th Fighter Squadron

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  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

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    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

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Based Wattisham

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  • William Anderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

  • John Archibald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

  • Frank Beatty

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot / Fighter pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 859BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF 5 x missions plus an abort. Transferred to 788BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF 35 combat missions plus a couple of fuel hauls for Patton. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Jules Biscayart

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • A Bloom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer | 479th Fighter Group

  • Melvin Bragman

    Military | Corporal | Armourer | 479th Fighter Group
    Melvin Bragman served as an armourer with the 376th Fighter Squadron of the 479th Fighter Group at Wattisham, England.

  • Warren Burges

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 479th Fighter Group

  • Tony Cioffi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ground Crew | 479th Fighter Group

  • Charles Darling

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 5 kills. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (10 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stanley Derby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 479th Fighter Group

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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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