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313th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 50th Fighter Group

    50th Fighter Group

    Group
    Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Lymington

Connections

People

  • Billy Bryan

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Died on 2 July 1944. Bryan was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbolton, before going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

  • Bobby Childers

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Served in Korean conflict rising to rank of Major.

  • Forrest Chilton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Forrest Spencer Chilton III was born on December 1, 1921 in Syracuse, New York. Forrest's spent his early life with grandparents in Brooklyn, NY before his family moved to Pompton Plains, New Jersey. He attended Butler High School in Butler, NJ,...

  • Norman Nelson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Died on 2 July 1944. Nelson was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbolton, before going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

  • Thomas Personett

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Flew P-47 Thunderbolts with the 313th Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group. Retired as a Colonel in 1971. Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/ 17 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart.

  • Harold Price

    Military | Major General | Pilot
    Major General Harold L. Price is the director of military assistance and sales, Deputy Chief of Staff, Systems and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. ...

  • Duran Quinn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Died on 2 July 1944. Quinn was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbolton, before going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

Aircraft

  • 42-27305

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8528

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 313FS, 50FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) support mission to Vande. Shot down by Fw190 whilst strafing enemy trucks, pilot 2nd Lt John R Nowlin KIA. 30-Jul-44. MACR 7403.

  • 42-25858

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    In collision with tail section of B-17 42-29709. 29-5-43. Taxiing accident at Ochey/A-96 France, Cat 3 damage, Pilot Lt Stuart Moak. 10-12-44.

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 11:28:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, stations and media associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 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)
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/313th_Tactical_Fighter_Squadron ( jmchristel )
-http://www.armyaircorpsmuseum.org/50th_fighter_group.cfm;
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/313th_Tactical_Fighter_Squadron

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 18:35:16 jmchristel Changes to type, aircraft types and person associations
Sources

http://www.armyaircorpsmuseum.org/50th_fighter_group.cfm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/313th_Tactical_Fighter_Squadron

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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