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514th Fighter Squadron

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Stations

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Based Ashford

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People

  • Gene Arth

    Military | Major | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group

  • Levitt Beck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    In 1940, Levitt Beck was working as a General Office Assistant for an automobile agency. After his enlistment and training as a Pilot in the Air Corps, he was sent overseas. Assigned as a pilot to the 406th Fighter Group/514th Fighter Squadron (9th AF ...

  • Marion Benson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group

  • James Billington

    Military | Pilot | 406th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Burton

    Military | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group

  • John Gildersleeve

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Killed in action on a Ferrying mission from Burtonwood to Asch, Belgium on 20 February 1945. Gildersleeve was one of three pilots flying to Asch, he became separated from his comrades Lt Jimmie D Porter and Lt Henry M Deja due to bad weather.

  • Merlin Isbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to return, shot down in P-47D 42-8409 by Bf109 on armed recon to St Lo Area, crashed Argentan, Isbell was wounded, bailed out at a low altitude, was captured and died the following day from his wounds. KIA....

  • Charlie Lavender

    Military | 406th Fighter Group

  • Malcolm McLane

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Credited with 1/4 share of a kill. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany in P-47D 42-29214 his flight was involved in a dogfight in which he lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot...

  • James McVay

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 406th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-29214

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany, flight was involved in a dogfight in which pilot 1Lt Malcolm Mclane lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR...

  • 42-75193

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75391

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75596

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8389

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8409

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 514FS, 306FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to return, shot down by Bf109 on armed recon to St Lo Area, crashed Argentan, pilot 2nd Lt Merlin Earl Isbell wounded, bailed out at a low altitude, captured and died the...

  • 43-25270

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 44-19746

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 44-19748

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Trier, Germany. Having lagged behind formation, once they tangled with enemy fighters he went missing, assumed shot down. Pilot 2Lt Doyle Price Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • 44-19869

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 06:47:04 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:59:55 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 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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