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508th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

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Previously was
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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Winkton

Connections

People

  • William Abraham

    Military | Captain | fighter pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Edward James

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Lt. James joined the air corps on Oct. 16, 1941 as a private, was called up from college in June of 1943 for flight training, graduating with class 44A/Craig Field in Dec. '43., arrived in the ETO on May 16,1944, assigned to the 404th FG July 1, 1944....

  • Elton Long

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Credited with 100 combat missions ...

  • Kemal Saied

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Kemal flew 62 combat missions in the ETO with the 404th Fighter Group. After the war he opened clothing stores in his native Oklahoma. Both of his parents had emigrated (separately) from Lebanon near the turn of the century. ...

  • William Speiser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group

  • Ernest Tibbets

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Ernest Tibbets served as a pilot with the 404th Fighter Group. He was Killed in Action on 8 December 1944. See Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 10830. Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters.

  • John Wainwright

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot 1055-single engine | 404th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 508th FS 404th FG flying P-47D Thunderbolts ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 20:41:53 tjms50 Changes to person associations
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 20:40:52 tjms50 Changes to unit part of associations
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 20:40:09 tjms50 Changes to unit part of associations
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 20:39:27 tjms50 Changes to unit part of associations
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 20:38:39 tjms50 Changes to nicknames and aircraft types
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 20:37:08 tjms50 Changes to media associations
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 20:35:58 tjms50 Changes to media associations
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:41:45 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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404th Fighter Group & 508th Squadron
my photo

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:58:43 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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

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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