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Headquarters (355th Fighter Group)

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  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Steeple Morden

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People

  • Reed Butler

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Rocco Carnevale

    Military | 1st Service Group

  • Russell De Mont

    Military | Major | 355th Fighter Group

  • Carl Decklar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 354FS, 255FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Dillon

    Military | First Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

  • Gerald Dix

    Military | Colonel | Operations Officer | 355th Fighter Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in P-51B 43-7164. Prisoner of War (POW). He entered the AAF in 1940. Flew over 60 combat missions in New Guinea/ He went on to fly 70 missions in Europe including the longest combat flight ever made by a single engine fighter from...

  • James Duffy

    Military | First Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

  • John Elder

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    "John Elder joined Army Reserves after Pearl Harbor and commissioned as Second Lieutenant following pilot training completion at Victoria Field, Texas. Interestingly enough Bert Marshall, Jr – a future fellow squadron commander for the 355th FG was his...

  • Jack Fletcher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group

  • Warren Gadpaille

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-7944 Speed / Lil Jo

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-1-RE 42-7944 [WR:P] "Speed / Lil Jo", was assigned to 355FG/354FS at Steeple Morden, UK. On 13 November 1943, the aircraft, piloted by LTC Thomas H. Hubbard, Group Headquarters, took off from Bungay and was despatched with other P-47s from the...

  • 44-73144 'Man O' War'

    P-51 Mustang

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 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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