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373rd Fighter Group

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Based Woodchurch 4 April 1944 – 19 July 1944
Based Tour-en-Bessin 19 July 1944 – 19 August 1944
Based St. James 19 August 1944 – 19 September 1944
Based Reims / Champagne 19 September 1944 – 22 October 1944
Based Le Culot Airfield 22 October 1944 – 11 March 1945

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  • Staryl Austin

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 373rd Fighter Group
    post war F-84E 48th FG Germany 1950-53 CO 142nd FIW OR ANG Adj. OR NG Director OR Dept of Veterans Affairs

  • John Buchanan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 358th Fighter Group

  • William Buttner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    William "Bill" M. Buttner grew up an only child in the St. Louis, Missouri area. His parents divorced when he was 14 years old and Bill and his mother relocated to her native Twin Falls, Idaho. In 1937, Bill was sent to the New Mexico Military...

  • Bruce Byers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    Bruce Byers served as a P-47 pilot with the 411th Fighter Squadron of the 373rd Fighter Group.

  • James Egan

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 373rd Fighter Group
    410th FS 373rd FG Commanding Officer P-47D "Mona XI" R3+E SWP 35th FS 8th FG P-39 2 kills Col USAT retired

  • Sylvan Feld

    Military | Major | Pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    William S Lyons named his P-51 “Tiger’s Revenge” for his cousin, Maj. Sylvan [NMI] Feld (service number O-437064) of Headquarters unit of the 373rd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force who was Killed in Action (KIA) on 13th August 1944 at Argentan, France in P...

  • Frank Hawn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield section joined melee with 25+ Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in dogfight. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11493. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Drew Holbrook

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield. On return spotted melee with 2 x dozen Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in ensuing dogfight. Prisoner of War (POW). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11437. ...

  • Samuel Marshall

    Military | Major | Pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    Sam Marshall flew 110 missions as part of the 411th Fighter Squadron of the 373rd Fighter Group. He completed two tours of duty. He was awarded the Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Silver Star.

  • Charles Morris

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 410FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield, Germany. Engaged in dogfight with Me109's shot down. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11445. Awards: PH.

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Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 15:16:23 general ira snapsorter Changes to stations
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;
- http://www.ixengineercommand.com/airfields/physical.php

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:34:43 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:45 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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