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1st Scouting Force

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

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Previously was
  • Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Squadron
    Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...

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Connections

People

  • George Adams

    Military
    C-67 #39-029. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • George Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Fighter Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 510BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. Detached service (DS) with 1st Scouting Force. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

  • Philip Algar

    Military | Major | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Flew 25 combat missions with the 384th bombardment Group from 22-Jun-43 to 4-Mar-44. Detached service (DS) with 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF flying Elint Droopsnoot P-38 lightning [gathering Electronic Intelligence].

  • John Allen

    Military
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Gwynn Boswell crew. Reported to 306BG on 29-Apr-44. When he was detached service with the 1st Scouting Force (364th FG/384th FS), crashed at Neuringe on 3-Feb-45 in P-51D 44-13686. POW at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria. ...

  • Thomas Allinder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with a shared destroyed. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory.

  • Robert Auguste

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Rotha, Germany. Suffered engine trouble and left formation for Russia, as oil pressure hit zero, A/C P-51D 44-63184 abandoned. Pilot 1st Lt Robert A Auguste Killed in Action ...

  • Jack Barrie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service to 1st Scouting Force, Returned to 385FS. Credited 1 x Kill. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Grofhorn. Hit by flak in P-51D 44-13657 strafing a train, may have baled out but chute failed...

  • Donald Bloodgood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service with 1st Scouting force on 2 occasions. Returned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x victory. Transferred Hospital. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Norman Box

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 385FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached to 1st Scouting Force. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

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Aircraft

  • 44-13283 Carolyn Ann

    P-51 Mustang
    Personal aircraft of Col. Budd Peaslee, Commanding Officer Scouting Force (Experimental) and 1st Scouting Force. Flown by Lt William J. Doherty of 364th Fighter Group / 383rd Fighter Squadron on 10 January 1945. Was last seen in formation at about 12...

  • 44-13553

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-13686 'Rugged Rebel III' 'Rugged Rebel'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX), 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 3-Feb-45. Lt John J Allen POW. MACR 12173.

  • 44-13754

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-63748

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106448 'The Hun Hunter / Texas'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 1st Scouting Force. Destroyed in Mid Air Collision with RAF Stirling Nr Sandy, pilot Lt Thomas W Kiley Killed in Training Accident KITA,...

  • 44-13699 'G.I.Jive'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF. Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX). Transferred to 1st Scouting Force.

  • 44-13891

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-13709 'Frances Anne'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to Experimental Scout Force, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF.

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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