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352nd 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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  • Richard Akard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    First lieutenant in the Air Force during World War II, assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Flew 90 European missions and received both the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal (5 OLC), as well as...

  • Kenneth Ames

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return(FTR) area patrol to St Quentin. Failed to pull out in time from diving strafing pass at Couvron/Laon aerodrome in P-47D 42-26533, flew into ground, bounced up 50ft and exploded. Killed in Action ...

  • Roy Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Nicknamed "Moose" as he was the tallest pilot in the squadron. Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edward Andrews

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • 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...

  • Luther Avakian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission north of Paris in P-47D 42-76195, exiting target hit by flak and crashed into ground, exploding. 2nd Lt Avakian Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5504. Awards: PH.

  • William Bailey

    Military | Lieutenant General | Air Executive; Deputy Commanding Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 186 x combat missions. ...

  • Donald Barber

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended 2 Tours of Duty. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Bartley

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
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  • James Bartley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD). ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-22458

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-22466 'Mary Jayne'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Paris area 12-Aug-44. Strafing a train, hit by exploding debris. Belly landed on fire. Pilot Lt James M Tuttle Evaded (EVD). 12-Aug-44 MACR 7605.

  • 42-22768

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26036

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26459 'Butch II' 'Eager Eddie' 'Portland Rose'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Col William B Bailey. Re-assigned to Lt Edward C Andrews. Transferred to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 509FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) local test flight crashed...

  • 42-26533

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return(FTR) area patrol to St Quentin. Failed to pull out in time from diving strafing pass at Couvron/Laon aerodrome, flew into ground, bounced up 50ft and exploded. Pilot Lt Kenneth Ames Killed in Action...

  • 42-26570

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26631

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26667

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-74636

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:15:52 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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