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67th Fighter Wing

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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...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

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People

  • Vernon Beesley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Irving Bradford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD) 1. Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD) 2. Awards: AM (OLC).

  • Jacob Carwile

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF, October-1944-December 1944. Transferred HQ Sqn, 67FW 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Castle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service 67FW. Transferred 555FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 5ERS, 8AF USAAF.. Transferred 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Contos

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Cox

    Military | Captain | 359th Fighter Group

  • Maurcie Cristadoro

    Military | Major | 20th Fighter Group

  • John De Mille

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 364th Fighter Group

  • Evan Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group

  • R Franklin

    Military | First Lieutenant | 20th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-22547 'We Three'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Edmund Zellner. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 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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