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350th Fighter Squadron

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  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

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    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

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  • Olger Aal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Brussels, one of five A/C bombing Diest aerodrome, failed to rejoin after attack, cause unknown 29-Aug-44. 1st Lt Aal Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8312. ...

  • Robert Abernathy

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Five confirmed victories. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (12 OLC).

  • Walter Achramowicz

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Walter Achramowicz also went on to serve in the Korean War. He retired from the US Air Force in 1964 with the...

  • William Agnew

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 70+ combat missions. Credited 1 probable. Killed in Mid Air Collision in P-51D 44-15598 2 miles SW Kaufbuern/ R-70. 5-Aug-45. KIA. Awards: DFC, AM (6 OLC), PH.

  • Marvin Albertson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid Air Collision when his P-51D 42-14422 collided with P-51D 42-14791 and crashed at Wilden, Worcestershire, England. Killed in Flying Accident KIFA 27-Oct-44.

  • Harry Aldridge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Plantlunne aerodrome in P-47D 42-76268, hit by flak, A/C abandoned Almelo when oil pressure hit zero. Crashed near Oldenzaal. Parachute failed to open. Killed in Action...

  • Ralph Allison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed[End] Tour Duty (ETD).

  • Walter Angelo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 8ASC.

  • John Ard

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clifford Armstrong

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    A 1938 graduate of Coeymans High School, Clifford Armstrong enlisted in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet in January 1942. Assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group / 352nd Fighter Squadron in England as a P-47 pilot. He flew fighter escort for 8th Air...

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Aircraft

  • 42-106619

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-22779

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26109

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Gottbus, Germany. Hit by flak whilst strafing aerodrome and crashed near Quackenbruck, Germany. Pilot 1st Lt Arthur C Bergeron Killed...

  • 42-26269

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26313

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26402

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26454

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26525

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26642

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26649 'Elizabeth' 'Miss Carriage'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 361st FS, 356th FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:16:11 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 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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