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77th Fighter Squadron

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  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    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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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Kings Cliffe

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People

  • Louis Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 7 victories, Bf109[3], Me410[1], D018[1], Ar196[1], Fw190[1]. End Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (6 OLC), DFC (OLC), Silver Star, WWII Victory.

  • Frederick Alexander

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-Twin Engine | 20th Fighter Group
    77th FS 20th FG 2 air and 6 ground kills.

  • Denis Alison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 20th Fighter Group
    77th FS 20th FG MIA Nov. 1, 1944 MACR 10236 19 combat missions 82:10 combat hours. P-51D s/n 44-14378 LC+A "Murph"

  • Leonard Amidon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 20th Fighter Group

  • Charles Arthaud

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1/2 BF109, 1.5 Fw190. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post War: Remained in USAF till 1965.

  • Harold Arvig

    Military | Sergeant | Armament | 20th Fighter Group

  • John Ashba

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ground Crew | 20th Fighter Group

  • William Austin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Communications | 20th Fighter Group

  • Raymond Babbitt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

  • Billie Bailey

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew | 20th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-2578 Butcher Shop/ Big Tin Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

  • 42-104067 Little Bug

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 1Lt Irwin Fernandes 77th FS. When lost was flown by 2Lt Walter Perra 77th FS.

  • 42-106467

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 77FS 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Budapest, pulling clear of the target engine noted to be smoking, after which it quit. Lt Andrew belly landed and then sprinted clear...

  • 42-66723

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67016

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67016 was assigned to 20FG/77FS at Kings Cliffe, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT John S. Hascall, was despatched as a spare with other P-38 from 73FG to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was attacked...

  • 42-67038

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67186

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67191

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67234

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67407

    P-38 Lightning

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:57:42 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:50:12 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 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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