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351st 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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  • George Ahles

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Enlisted USAAC Nov-39. Posted to A-20 light bomber squadron. Qualified for pilot training Nov-40. Entered Aviation Cadets Jan-42. Presented wings Nov-42. Advanced pilot training Sep-42. Married Sep-42. Joined 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF nucleus Dec-42....

  • Edgar Albert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. Lt Albert broke left whilst his element leader broke right and into the E/A....

  • Millard Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Roy Anthony

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out from P-51D 44-14356 over English Channel 26-Feb-45. Rescued by Air Sea Recue. RTD. ...

  • Leonard Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Ordnance and Armament Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ordnance and Armament Officer between Nov-44 and Jan-45. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Merlin Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. KIA 30-Mar-45. Lost in English Channel.

  • Robert Bachand

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Barlow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 60 missions. Credited 1 kill. Baled out of his aircraft on 29-May-44 and rescued by ASR [RTD]. Hit by flak and baled out when engine afire, A/C P-47 'Jeannie' 42-22759 crashed near Aachen 8-Sep-44. Evaded (EVD)....

  • Walter Beckham

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Walter C Beckham enlisted in April 1941. He flew his first missions over the Panama Canal and Ecuador from December 1941. He was assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group in mid 1943, and arrived in the UK in August 1943. Beckham became a successful P-47...

  • Clarence Bevington

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Merseburg. Whilst strafing a train, hit trees and somersaulted in near Zell in P-51D 44-11216. Killed in Action (KIA)...

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Aircraft

  • 41-6583 Alyce

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P47C-5-RE 41-6583 [YJ:K] "Alyce" was assigned to the 353FG/351FS at Metfield, UK. On 5-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by CPT Orville A. Kincade was despatched with others from the 353FG to provide escort to the B-17 formations of 3rd Bomb Division...

  • 42-22523 'Angel Of Mercy'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission Nijmegen last seen pursuing a Fw190 down through the overcast over Arnhem. Shot down, Capt Lloyd G Hally Killed in Action (KIA). 21-Sep-44 MACR 9003.

  • 42-22759

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25730

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26027

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26047

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75135

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75149

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75161 'Gator Bait'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Francis N King. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. A/C broke left whilst element leader...

  • 42-75191

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Date Contributor Update
09 March 2017 18:15:00 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2017 18:03:10 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 22:02:58 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 22:00:19 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 21:38:44 dwgdallas Changes to type
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 21:36:54 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 21:24:47 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 21:23:02 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2017 18:42:56 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
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personal effects of Lt. Billy J. Murray 353rd FG/ 351st FS

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13 March 2015 16:15:59 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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