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404th Fighter Group

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Commanding officers
  • Carroll McColpin

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Major General Carroll McColpin was from Buffalo, New York. Born in 1914, he began flying at the age of 14. As a high school boy he built his own plane and taught himself to fly. He became aware that Britain was fighting to repel the Germans in their...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Winkton 4 April 1944 – 6 July 1944
Based Chipelle Airfield 6 July 1944 – 29 August 1944
Based Bretigny 29 August 1944 – 13 September 1944
Based Juvincourt 13 September 1944 – 1 October 1944
Based Sint-Truiden 1 October 1944 – 30 March 1945
Based Fritzlar Airfield 12 April 1945 – 23 June 1945

Connections

People

  • William Abraham

    Military | Captain | fighter pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • William Frost

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 506FS, 404FG, 8AF USAAF. "During an early familiarisation flight with a fully loaded P47C [41-6529], 1st Lt William Frost had to carry out an emergency return to the airfield, having notified the field controller that he had a fuel leak and...

  • Francis Godfrey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    1st Lieutenant Francis W. Godfrey was born January 26, 1920. His next of kin were his mother, Mildred Godfrey, and a brother, John Paul Godfrey. He was from West Los Angeles, California. ...

  • Robert Huse

    Military | First Lieutenant | 404th Fighter Group

  • Edward James

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Lt. James joined the air corps on Oct. 16, 1941 as a private, was called up from college in June of 1943 for flight training, graduating with class 44A/Craig Field in Dec. '43., arrived in the ETO on May 16,1944, assigned to the 404th FG July 1, 1944....

  • Joseph Joyce

    Military | 404th Fighter Group

  • Charles Koerner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    1st Lt Koerner flew with the 404th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force. He flew 86 missions over France, Belgium and Germany. Most, even on D-Day, involved in ground attacks against German armored, mechanized, and infantry forces in his P-47D...

  • Charles Labno

    Military | 404th Fighter Group

  • Elton Long

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Credited with 100 combat missions ...

  • Carroll McColpin

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Major General Carroll McColpin was from Buffalo, New York. Born in 1914, he began flying at the age of 14. As a high school boy he built his own plane and taught himself to fly. He became aware that Britain was fighting to repel the Germans in their...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 15:21:57 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
08 November 2015 13:30:05 Hendrik Schoebrechts Changes to stations
Sources

Histor Center Airbase Brustem

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2015 13:19:40 Hendrik Schoebrechts Changes to commanding officers associations and stations
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Histor Center Airbase Brustem

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2015 05:40:27 466thHistorian Changes to stations
Sources

Battle Colors, Volume III - Robert A. Watkins

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2015 13:49:40 tjms50 Changes to nicknames
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TW James

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2015 12:44:06 Hendrik Schoebrechts Changes to type, motto and aircraft types
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Histor Center Airbase Brustem

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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