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Headquarters (361st Fighter Group)

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  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

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    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...

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Based Bottisham

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  • Dayton Casto

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to HQ Sqn 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roy Caviness

    Military | Colonel | Pilot - Group Commanding Officer | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to HQ Sqn, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Transferred to HQ Sqn, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 14 x kills. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

  • Thomas Christian

    Military | Colonel | Pilot / Commanding Officer 361st Fighter Group | 361st Fighter Group
    Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, Jr ...

  • Eugene Cole

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Re-assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x destroyed [Air], 1 x probable [Air] and 1 x destroyed [Ground]. Failed to Return (FTR) area...

  • Junius Dennison

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer | 361st Fighter Group

  • Richard Durbin

    Military | Captain | 361st Fighter Group

  • Roland Fallows

    Military | Colonel | 361st Fighter Group

  • Roswell Freedman

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Flew 4 missions on D-Day, 3 days later hit diving at a troop train (won Purple Heart). Battle of the Bulge. ...

  • Milton Glessner

    Military | Major | 361st Fighter Group

  • Wallace Hopkins

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    One-time pilot of P-51D Mustang Serial No. 44-13704, 'Ferocious Frankie'.

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 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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