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357th Fighter Squadron

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  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    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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Stations

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Based Steeple Morden

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People

  • John Ahrens

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Carl Ayers

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • William Bacarella

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Charles Badavas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD.

  • Harry Baird

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Eugene Baldwin

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Bernard Barab

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return ramrod to Hanover, mid air collision with P-51 42-106910 pilots lost each other in the sun whilst manouvring. Crashed near Munster in P-51 44-13574 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11079. ...

  • Floyd Bayer

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Merlin Beise

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. End Of War. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Bernoske

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Emergency landing at Steeple Morden in P-47D 42-22473. 20-Jan-44. Returned to Duty (RTD). Hit by flak in coolant system in P-51D 42-106815 and baled out near Vitry on 8-Aug-44. EVD. MACR 7430. ...

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Date Contributor Update
04 October 2019 18:44:38 jmc515 Changes to air forces
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JLM

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:15:40 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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