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474th Fighter Group

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Warmwell 12 April 1944 – 6 August 1944
Based Saint Lambert 6 August 1944 – 1 September 1944
Based St. Marceau 2 September 1944 – 12 September 1944
Based Péronne 12 September 1944 – 2 October 1944
Based Florennes / Juzaine 2 October 1944 – 30 March 1945

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People

  • Lewis Blakeney

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 474th Fighter Group
    WWII SWP 44th FS 18th FG P-38 Lightning 72 missions ...

  • James Brady

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 474th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew P-51D 44-????? CL-N 'Bama Girl'. ETD (ETD). Transferred to the 474th Fighter Group. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, OCC.

  • James Byers

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 474th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 430th FS 2 combat tours ...

  • William Byers

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-Twin Engine | 474th Fighter Group
    Bend, Oregon 430th FS 474th FG P-38J/P-38L 2 kills 49th FBW F-84E Korean War Brother Jim Byers also flew in 430th FS shared same P-38s.

  • Montgomery Coddington

    Military | Second Lieutenant | pilot | 474th Fighter Group
    Member of the 474th Fighter Group ...

  • Henry Darling

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 474th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 474FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) sweep to Dusseldorf in P-38J 44-23573 shot down in melee with Fw190's Koln, Germany 13-Oct-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9540 Awards: AM (15 OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Rexford Dettre

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 20th Fighter Group
    CA National Guard 1935-38 ...

  • Howard Greenwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Howard Greenwell served with the 357th Fighter Squadron of the 355th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Steeple Morden, England. ...

  • Charles Heckel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 1056 Twin Engine Fighter Pilot | 474th Fighter Group
    Col Heckel always knew he was going to fly. After enlisting at age 18, he was sent to 9thAF in France, Sept 1944. Flying P-38's for the 474thFG for about 6 weeks, he had a mid-air collision with another P-38 after downing a BF 109 during a very large...

  • Albert Kaplan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

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Citations

Distinguished Unit Citation - France, 23 August 1944
Order of the Day, Belgian Army - 6 June 1944 thru 30 Sept 1944
Order of the Day, Belgian Army - 16 Dec 1944 thru 25 Jan 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2018 00:43:08 eagle0025 Changes to stations
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Added squadron insignias

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 15:46:46 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
09 September 2015 03:51:28 466thHistorian Changes to mission associations and stations
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Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2015 03:39:47 466thHistorian Changes to citations, aircraft types, mission associations and stations
Sources

Battle Colors - Volume III - Robert A. Watkins

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:37:19 rossingtonj Changes to type and mission associations
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:46 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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