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358th 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

Station Location Date
Based Steeple Morden

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People

  • Arthur Alexander

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from free lance mission, A/C developed coolant system failure, A/C abandoned and crashed near Elsten on 15-Dec-44 in P-51D 44-15014 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11310.

  • David Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 2nd Scouting Force. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 354FG. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

  • Roscoe Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory. Post War: Joined Caterpillar Tractor Co. where he worked as a research engineer until his retirement.

  • David Alvarez

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Erich Arje

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • David Arno

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FG, 8AF USAAF. A Career Air Force Officer and a decorated WWII fighter pilot who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Remained in the USAF until retiring in 1970 at the rank of Lt Colonel.

  • Kritos Ashiotis

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Frank Baffi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 355th Fighter Group

  • William Baggarly

    Military | 355th Fighter Group

  • Ray Baker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 kills, 1 damaged. ETD. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-103317

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106452 'Buzz Boy / Miss Heck'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Metz. 28-Aug-44. Pilot Lt William W Tolby Evaded (EVD). MACR 8398.

  • 42-106780

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106858 'Damn Yank II'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Lawrence J Dissette. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod Southern France last seen spiralling away from formation through bad weather. Pilot Lt Ralph L Coleman Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5964

  • 42-106860 'Princess'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Château-Theirry. Hit by flak whilst strafing a train, glycol streaming from the A/C belly landed near St Etienne 18-Aug-44, pilot Lt Cleveland J Brien Evaded (EVD). MACR 8129.

  • 42-22484 Slugger

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-2-RA 42-22484 [YF:L] "Slugger" was assigned to the 355FG/358FS at Steeple Morden, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Richard A. Peery, was despatched as a spare with other P-47s of 355FG to provide penetration support to bombers...

  • 42-22490 Beetle

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-2-RA 42-22490 [OS:U] "Beetle" was assigned to the 355FG/358FS at Steeple Morden, UK. On 7-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT William E. Roach, was despatched with others from 355FG to provide escort to b-26 bombers of the 9th Air Force that were...

  • 42-22532

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D 42-22532 was assigned to 355FG/358FS at Steeple Morden, UK. On 18-Oct-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Eugene W. Maben, Jr., was despatched with other 47s from the 355FG to provide escort to B-17s heading towards Duren, Germany. Weather prevented...

  • 42-75425

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75455

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:17:42 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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