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503rd Fighter Squadron

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  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

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    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

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Based Fowlmere 5 April 1944 – 10 October 1945
Fowlmere Village

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  • John Aitken

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    First tour of operations in the Mediterranean flying Spitfires in the 2FS, 52FG, 15AF USAAF as a Lieutenant. Credited with two victories and one shared in 1943. For second tour, assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with three aerial victories....

  • Bernie Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x victory. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Roy Amerman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory.

  • Robert Ammon

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) 1st Tour of Duty (ETD). 2nd tour 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) 2nd Tour of Duty (ETD). Credited with 5...

  • Ralph Banks

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. EOW. ...

  • Edward Beavers

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak strafing an airfield, bellied in near Cologne in P-51D 'Joanie' 44-14525 27-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10547.

  • William Behrend

    Military | Captain | Bomber Co pilot / Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Transferred to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Berguson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Croft Farm, Kingerby whilst on a training flight in P-51D 44-11189, Lt Berguson Killed in Training (KIT). 27-Mar-45. Awards: PH.

  • Alec Boychuck

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Released from USAAF 31-Dec-62. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean war and rising to rank of Colonel.

  • William Boyd

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 503FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWI Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:38:00 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 16:24:52 rossingtonj Changes to type, aircraft types and stations
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339 Bomb Group page

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27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
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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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