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504th 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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  • Richard Aldrich

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour of duty Sept. 20, 1945.

  • Lorne Allers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1 victory. Completed tour of duty 18-Jul-45. 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...

  • Merlin Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. KIA 30-Mar-45. Lost in English Channel.

  • Ray Atteberry

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg. After combat with 2 x Bf109's shot down. Crashed near Rossleben in P-51B 42-106642 on 29-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7722. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Melville Ball

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x Kill. Completed tour of duty. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jerome Ballard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Failed to Return (FTR) sweep to Bremen, whilst strafing Kaltenkirchen aerodrome in P-51 'Pedunk' 44-14647, hit by flak in coolant system, abandoned A/C, chute streaming but not inflating due to...

  • Lawrence Barrett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour of duty 21-Apr-45. Awards: WWII Victory EAME.

  • Vernon Barto

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour of duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN medals. Postwar: Remained in USAF, serving in Korea and rising to Captain.

  • Arthur Bates

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Completed tour of duty. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN service medals. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korea and Vietnam, rising to the rank of Lt Colonel.

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Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 16:25:52 rossingtonj Changes to type, aircraft types and stations
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339th bomb group page

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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