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404th Fighter Group

Group

A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf:
http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf

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

  • Duane Ash

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Buford Courtney

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Rufus Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • George Cuonzo

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio operator | 404th Fighter Group
    George was born in Mt Vernon New York and enlisted in 1942. He was a chief radio operator in the 508th 404th and attained the rank of Tech Sergeant. He landed at Utah Beach and fought in the Bulge and moved on to Germany. He enjoyed playing drums...

  • Chester Dunsmore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Robert Fenstermacher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, of Scranton, was a P-47D pilot who crashed in Belgium in December 1944 during an armed-reconnaissance mission against targets in Germany. He was 23. ...

  • Russell Francis

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Francis appears to have previously served a combat tour in the Pacific Theatre

  • Russell Fredendall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Fredendall in the 507th - the friendliest, happiest, most good-natured boy in the squadron. He was a good pilot, too; before his promotion during the month, he was leading flights as a second lieutenant, with first lieutenants flying his wing. (...

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2018 21:39:10 Nixcompris12422 Changes to media associations
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Family photos

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2018 18:02:42 Nixcompris12422 Changes to media associations
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Nixcompris

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2018 17:59:52 Nixcompris12422 Changes to media associations
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Nixcompris

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2018 14:25:13 Lucy May Changes to description
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http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 15:21:57 general ira snapsorter Changes to stations
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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
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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
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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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