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362nd Fighter Squadron

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  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force FO 255 BOMBER ESCORT

    29 February 1944
    A combined force of 554 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despacthed to provide fighter escort for heavy bombers attacking at Brunswick, Germany. The 357FG begins its transition from P-47s to P-51s. Mission Summary follows: ...

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Leiston

Connections

People

  • Fletcher Adams

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Nine confirmed kills. Failed to Return (FTR) from bomber escort mission to Bernburg, section bounced out of the sun by four Bf109's. Shot down near Celle in P-51B 43-12468. Baled out safely only to become the 1st...

  • Clifford Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 victory on 18-Aug-44. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Richard Anderson

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Training (KIT) whilst flying P-51B 43-6987 in crash at Horham 13-Jan-45. Awards: PH.

  • Harry Ankeny

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 70+ missions, credited with 1.5 air to air victory and 2 ground victories. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • James Badger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 3 x Probables. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Maurice Baker

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 victory on 12 May 1944. ETD.

  • Robert Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 93FS, 81FG, 12AF USAAF.

  • Carroll Barnwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 357th Fighter Group
    8th AF December 1945 - February 1946

  • Henry Beal

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 victory. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korea and rising to the rank of Colonel.

  • Robert Becker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 7 x Victories. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-106473

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106654

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106831

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12122

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12227 'Baby Mike'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseberg, on return and strafing ground targets hit by Me262 lsoing part of wing and wounding pilot, belly landing attempted 8-Nov-44 pilot Lt Warren B Corwin, [ Scarsdale, NY ]...

  • 43-12442

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12455

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-12468 'The Southern Belle'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from bomber escort mission to Bernburg, section bounced out of the sun by four Bf109's. Shot down near Celle. Pilot Capt Fletcher E Adams baled out safely only to become the 1st American to be...

  • 43-6556

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6625

    P-51 Mustang

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:04:31 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:18:47 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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