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354th Fighter Squadron

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  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

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    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

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Based Steeple Morden

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People

  • Lawrence Allard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. On a fighter support mission to Munster on 11-Mar-44, P-51B 43-6849 lost oil pressure due to heavy flak and crashed at Essen- Altenessen after the pilot bailed out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3054.

  • Robert Allison

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • William Amrhein

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Guy Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Austin

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Austin

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Clarence Barger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 6 kills. Flak damaged in P-47 42-75275 8-Mar-44 - Barger WIA. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Liepzig. Formation jumped by Bf109's did not acknowledge break, not seen after break crashed near Zerbst...

  • Philip Barnhart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Left Boston aboard a converted cruise ship along with 1st Lt William 'Bill' Preddy as casual[unassigned] officers supervising a boatload of replacement troops. Due to the battle of the bulge, the delivery of the troops had a higher priority than...

  • Robert Barnhouse

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-103334 'Martins Gloria'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission Lechfield A/D. Hit by flak crashed SW Lechfield. Pilot Lt Peter M Sawchuck KIA (KIA). 24-Jul-44 MACR 7730.

  • 42-103795 'JANE','Papoose' 'Dutchess of Manhattan'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Neuberg A/D on 2nd strafing pass hit by flak crashed into wood near Boenfeld pilot 1st Lt Robert M White Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12398.

  • 42-106708

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Rodeo mission to Montdidier. Engine showing low oil pressure, pilot turned for home, escorting fighters lost contact in vicinity of Abbeville, belly landed in vicinity of Verchocq. Lt Robert A...

  • 42-106870

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Beziers, France crashed near Chateauroux pilot Lt Victor E Denti Killed in Action (KIA) 5-Jul-44 MACR 6791.

  • 42-106874

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod mission, failed to pull out of strafing run on train in P-51B 42-106874, crashed near Hambergen. Pilot 2nd Lt Herbert Fritts Killed in Action (KIA). 24-May-44. MACR 5402.

  • 42-106896

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission A/C abandoned due to fire in tailplane. Pilot Lt Marion L Woolard Prisoner of War (POW) 16-Nov-44 MACR 10298.

  • 42-106950 "Man o' War" "The Iowa Beaut"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Madgeburg crashed Hörnsheim vincinity of Wetzlar Lt Kevin G Rafferty Killed in Action (KIA) 11-Sep-44. MACR 8676.

  • 42-7996

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-2-RE 42-7996 was asssigned to the 355FG/354FS at Steeple Morden, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Alfred J. Del Negro, was despatched with other P-47s from 355FG to provide penetration support to bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany....

  • 42-8404 "Speed / Lil' Jo"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Gambais 13-Aug-44. 2Lt George W Mc Inis KIA (KIA) MACR 7604.

  • 42-8434 "Miss Behave", "Li'l Lo", "Desiree Y"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG. Failed to Return (FTR) shot down 9-Apr-44 Lt Frederick A Yochim Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3623.

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:15:46 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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