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Headquarters (55th Fighter Group)

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  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

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Stations

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Based Wormingford

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  • Thomas Avanzato

    Military | Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • Thomas Beaird

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 30+ missions. Credited 1 x kill, 1 x damaged and 1 x probable. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (3 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Val Bollwerk

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Strafing a marshaling yard, hit in the port engine and belly landed near Amiens on 11-Jun-44 in P-38 42-104396. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5575. ...

  • Francis Bott

    Military | Captain | 55th Fighter Group

  • Morris Boucher

    Military | Captain | Chaplain | 55th Fighter Group

  • Edward Briggs

    Military | Captain | 55th Fighter Group

  • Philip Brooks

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 495FTG, 8AF. Transferred to 5ERS, 8AF. Transferred to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF. Transferred to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF. End of War (EOW). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Philip Brooks

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group

  • Richard Busching

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service (DS) VIII FC, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clarence Byrd

    Military | Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-68048

    P-38 Lightning

  • 44-14171

    P-51 Mustang
    44-14171 was usually flown by Captain Michael Alba, who ended his combat tour on 12 December 1944. ...

  • 44-72227 Katydid

    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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