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355th Fighter Squadron

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  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

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Stations

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Based Lashenden

Connections

People

  • Gus Allen

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 Single Engine | 354th Fighter Group
    2.5 air kills 4 ground kills

  • Raymond Bain

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. 80 missions. Failed to Return fighter sweep to Schifferstadt hit by return fire and shot down in P-51D 44-63193 21-Feb-45. Baled out POW. MACR 12599.

  • George Bickell

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    CO 354th FG Apr 17, 1944 to Feb 28, 1945 & Apr 13, 1945 to May 31, 1945 CO 355th FS Nov 16, 1942 to Apr 6, 1944 Flight commander 18th PG Hickam Field, TH 1940-42 3.5 air kills

  • Fred Buckner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • James Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Angelo Carnivale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marshall Cloke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    Col USAF retired CO 380th FS 363rd FG CO 355th FS 354th FG 2 air kills

  • John Cortright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group

  • Rudolph Daubert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) March 23, 1944

  • William Davis

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 355th FS 354th FG 4 confirmed kills (2 1/2 FW-190s + 1 1/2 ME-109s) +1 probable + 6 damaged air-to-air. Lt Col USAF retired First pilot to fly 50 P-51 combat missions.....

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Aircraft

  • 42-106737

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lemons-Dreux, France area 8-Aug-44. Lt Garland Page abandoned A/C Evreux-Chartres area. MACR 8499

  • 43-12113

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12126

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12152

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12209

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12264 'Sweet Suzanne'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF. Lost on bomber support penetration mission to Berlin 3-Mar-44. Engine failed, tried to return to base and crash landed near Blokzijl. Pilot Lt Horace B White initially evaded capture...

  • 43-12383

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12443

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12458

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12486

    P-51 Mustang

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:00:30 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:43:14 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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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