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  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

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    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

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People

  • William Bailey

    Military | Lieutenant General | Air Executive; Deputy Commanding Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 186 x combat missions. ...

  • Wayne Blickenstaff

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 133 missions and 457 combat hours. Credited with 10 victories in aerial combat, a double ace and an ace in day. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Gordon Burlingame

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Experienced three times that he lived but should not have. Wasn't an ace (had only 3 kills) but preferred this. Always aimed for the boiler when firing on trains to allow the engineer a chance to escape alive (according to daughter's remarks in...

  • Arthur Carroll

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x He 111, 1 x Fw 190. Ended Tour of...

  • Edward Duke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Shot down 17 March 1945. Prisoner of War (POW). After VE Day, transferred to 55th FG for German occupation until November 1946. PH/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group | 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...

  • John Eanes

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group

  • Edmund Edwards

    Military | Captain | 353rd Fighter Group

  • Robert Elder

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
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  • Kenneth Gallup

    Military | Colonel | fighter pilot-1055 single engine/squadron commander | 353rd Fighter Group
    CO 350th FS 353rd FG 9 air kills (7 x ME-109 + 1.5 x Fi-156 + .5 HE-111) Col USAF retired (1940 - 1965)

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Aircraft

  • 42-25971

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75532

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8395 Cookie

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-2-RE 42-8395 [YJ:S] "Cookie" was asssigned to the 353FS/351FS at Metfield, UK. On 25-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by LTC Loren G. McCollum (Commanding Officer 353FG), was despatched with other P-47s from the 353FG to attack the German airfield of...

  • 42-7990

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Shot down in air combat with German Fw190 fighters of JG 2 on 16 August 1943.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2017 15:59:09 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2016 18:41:03 BruceSpf Changes to type and nicknames
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Book Slybird

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 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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