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55th Fighter Squadron

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  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

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    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

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  • Wilbur Adams

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew | 20th Fighter Group

  • Frank Agostinucci

    Military | Corporal | Refueler | 20th Fighter Group

  • Joseph Aguiar

    Military | Private First Class | 20th Fighter Group

  • Robert Ahern

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Robert was one of 5 children. Born in Duluth, Minnesota and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. His last mission involved the bombing of a train. He flew over the train once as a warning for passengers to evacuate. On the second flyover, he was shot down and...

  • Don Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Communications Section | 20th Fighter Group

  • Arthur Altman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Wingman 55th FS, 20th FG 6:00 combat hours. MIA Jan. 5, 1944 near Wangerooge Island, Germany. Last seen going into clouds with engine smoking. P-38J s/n 42-67194 MACR 1969.

  • Arthur Altobell

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew | 20th Fighter Group

  • Filberto Alvarado

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Supply | 20th Fighter Group

  • Francis Ames

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory. Post War: Engineer with AT&T Telecommunications Company for many years.

  • Harry Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x Ju88 destroyed. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, after strafing Esbjerg aerodrome, A/C P-51D 44-13733 hit in cockpit area by flak and machine gunfire from ground, crashed near Esbjerg on...

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:53:52 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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13 March 2015 16:28:22 rossingtonj Changes to type
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27 September 2014 18:42:50 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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