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Air Sea Rescue Squadron

Squadron

What was known as the Air Sea Rescue Squadron, which had been formed in May 1944, was redesignated the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron in January 1945.The Squadron flew its first operation on 10 May 1944. The Group flew 3616 sorties, 3520 being effective, before the war's end. The vast majority of these sorties were with P-47s but 16 sorties were flown with B-17s and 119 with OA-10As.

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Station Location Date
Based Boxted 1 May 1944 – 16 January 1945

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  • Theodore Langan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot of PBY with 5th ERS
    Flew with the Air Sea Rescue Squadron. Co pilot of plane that was sent to rescue downed pilot in North Sea, March 30, 1945. Plane landed in the water, was shot by Germans and sank. In rafts for 5 days before being rescued.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2016 19:04:18 Richard Boxted Changes to type, motto, air forces and commanding officers associations
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from 65th fighter wing documents via Boxted Airfield Museum

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2016 09:25:22 Lucy May Changes to stations
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http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/5ersfg.php

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 22:02:27 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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my photo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983).

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