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70th Fighter Wing

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Structure

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  • 327th Service Group
  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February 1944 was one...

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...

  • 367th Fighter Group

    367th Fighter Group

    Group
    Unusually for a Ninth Air Force group, the 367th Fighter Group flew P-38 Lightnings from England between March 1944, only switching to P-47 Thunderbolts in February 1945 when they were flying out of St. Dizier, France. Stoney Cross, Hampshire, was...

  • 371st Fighter Group
  • 474th Fighter Group
  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 83rd Service Group
  • 9th Service Group
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People

  • Carl Gies

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot/Operations Officer/FAC | 354th Fighter Group
    Shot down 2 Zeros in the Philippines with the 20th PS. ...

  • Cuthbert Pattillo

    Military | General | 352nd Fighter Group
    In November 1942, Pattillo together with his twin brother enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces, later completing the aviation cadet program and receiving his pilot wings and commission as a second lieutenant at Marianna, Fla., in March 1944. He and his...

Aircraft

  • 43-6975

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Berlin, group climbed through severe weather on instruments A/C lost during the climb. Crashed into English Channel. Pilot 2nd Lt James...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:44 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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