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406th Fighter Group

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Ashford 4 April 1944 – 5 August 1944
Based Tour-en-Bessin 5 August 1944 – 17 August 1944
Based Cretteville Airfield 17 August 1944 – 4 September 1944
Based St. Leonard 4 September 1944 – 2 February 1945
Based Metz 2 February 1945 – 8 February 1945
Based Asch 8 February 1945 – 15 April 1945
Based Münster-Handorf Airfield 15 April 1945

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People

  • Lyon Agee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Lyon Agee Jr enlisted in May 1942 in the Air Corps. After earning his pilot wings, he pursued training in the United States before being shipped overseas. He was assigned to the 406th Fighter Bomber Group/512th Fighter Bomber Squadron in England and...

  • Gene Arth

    Military | Major | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group

  • Levitt Beck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    In 1940, Levitt Beck was working as a General Office Assistant for an automobile agency. After his enlistment and training as a Pilot in the Air Corps, he was sent overseas. Assigned as a pilot to the 406th Fighter Group/514th Fighter Squadron (9th AF ...

  • Marion Benson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group

  • Lewis Burton

    Military | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group

  • William Dunn

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Bill Dunn was born on November 16, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 19, 1934, and served as an infantryman until receiving an honorable discharge on November 22, 1935. Dunn enlisted in the Canadian Army on...

  • John Gildersleeve

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Killed in action on a Ferrying mission from Burtonwood to Asch, Belgium on 20 February 1945. Gildersleeve was one of three pilots flying to Asch, he became separated from his comrades Lt Jimmie D Porter and Lt Henry M Deja due to bad weather.

  • Merlin Isbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to return, shot down in P-47D 42-8409 by Bf109 on armed recon to St Lo Area, crashed Argentan, Isbell was wounded, bailed out at a low altitude, was captured and died the following day from his wounds. KIA....

  • Charlie Lavender

    Military | 406th Fighter Group

  • Malcolm McLane

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Credited with 1/4 share of a kill. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany in P-47D 42-29214 his flight was involved in a dogfight in which he lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 15:38:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames, motto, aircraft types and 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
20 August 2015 03:21:41 Tanks Changes to stations
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Pictures of 406th Fighter Group

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:35:39 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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