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359th Fighter Squadron

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  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Martlesham Heath

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People

  • Paul Abner

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 356th Fighter Group

  • Louis Alfonse

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Reported killed in action 14 August 1944, based on information from 9th Air Force through 7th Fighter Wing.

  • Louis Alphonse

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. 40 missions and credited 1 aerial victory. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bomber mission to Rheims, on landfall on French coast at Le Treport, last seen lagging behind formation and lost contact when they changed...

  • Roy Appel

    Military | Corporal | Clerical | 356th Fighter Group
    Basic at Missing in Action (MIA)mi Beach; AAF Tech School at CO State College; at MH 10/43 to 8/45. Arrived at MH 10/5/43 from Goxhill via truck convoy. Left MH 8/11/45 for Istres, France on board B-17. Helped paint black & white ident. stripes on a/c...

  • Louis Auriemma

    Military | Private First Class | 356th Fighter Group

  • Donald Baccus

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 322FS, 365FG, 1 Fighter Command. Commander 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn 356FG, 8AF USAAF. 116 total missions. ETD. ...

  • Robert Baird

    Military | Corporal | 356th Fighter Group

  • James Baker

    Military | First Sergeant (1st Grade) | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 42 missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ben Barr

    Military | Lieutenant | Assistant Engineer | 356th Fighter Group

  • Gus Barron

    Military | Corporal | 356th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-26141

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-28845

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-74658 'Little Fifi'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) flak emplacement strafing mission crash landed Groesbeek, Belgium pilot Lt Howell Broxton Evaded (EVD) 17-Sep-44. MACR 8799.

  • 42-74682

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76066

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 387FS, 365FG,9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recce to East Koln, Germany. Hit by flak on bombing run pilot 2nd Lt Vernon Martin baled out MIA 15-Oct-45 MACR 12438.

  • 42-76208

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76220

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76372

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8417

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8467

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:17:33 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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