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308th Fighter Squadron

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  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

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  • Wallace Anderson

    Military | Master Sergeant | Armament Non-Commissioned Officer | 31st Fighter Group
    Was NCOIC of squadron armament section for 308thFS. Was first fighter group to operate in the 8thAF from June to Oct '42

  • Robert Bell

    Military | Private First Class | Radio Operator | 31st Fighter Group
    EAME/ DUC/ GC/ AM

  • Lawrence Bos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airborne Radar | 31st Fighter Group
    Flew on B-29 and B-47 A/C (Post WWII)

  • Alvin Callender

    Military | Major | Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Alvin D. Callender flew the Spitfire Supermarine Mk Vbs in North Africa and Sicliy, as part of the 12th Air Force, 31st Pursuit Group, 308th Pursuit Squadron. After completing 127 missions he rotated back to the US and spent 18 months as a P-51 flight...

  • Elmon Cobb

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 308FS, 31FG, 8AF.

  • William Dabney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Lost flying with the Kenley Sector in Spitfire 19 August 1942.

  • William Daniel

    Military | Colonel | Pilot / C/O 31st FG | 31st Fighter Group

  • Alfred Giacomini

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    First 8th AF pilot fatality in the ETO. Spitfire VB EN847 stalled on approach to Atcham and crashed 1 mile east of the airfield killing Lt Alfred W Giacomini.

  • Robert Goebel

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    11 Victory Ace ...

  • Frank Hill

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Hill taught himself to fly gliders as early as 1937. Began his career in 1939 in the Army Air Corps. He became a flight commander [308FS] and in May-42 went to England where the 31st Fighter Group was flying Spitfires. Hill participated in invasions...

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Aircraft

  • EN784

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN784 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • 44-63237 'Tempus Fugit'

    P-51 Mustang
    A/C flown by Col William Allen Daniel CO 31st FG, 308th FS, 15th AF with the name "Tempus Fugit", Latin for time flies.

  • BL338

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL338 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. Delivered to No 8 MU 15-11-41, assigned to 72S 21-11-41, FA Cat CB 14-3-42, to AST, assigned to 308th FS, 31st FG USAAF 5-42, FTR Dieppe raid 19-8-42. MACR 16481.

  • EN847

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN847 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • JF340

    Spitfire
    Supremarine Spitfire JF340 Mk VIII, Const #4050, Built at Eastleigh. ...

  • ES182

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire ES182 Mk Vc, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • JK609

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire JK609 Mk Vc Trop , Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • EN838

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EN838 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • 44-15654 'Molly M'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Ralph T Allison. Transferred to 308FS, 31FG, 15AF.

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 20:40:42 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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