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363rd Fighter Squadron

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  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

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    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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Based Leiston

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  • Alan Abner

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Fifty missions under his belt, including one where he was shot down into the English Channel and rescued. ...

  • Charles Anderson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Flew P-51's 16.25-2-2 air 1.0 ground

  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 357th Fighter Group
    Clarence "Bud" Anderson enlisted shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. He earned his pilots wing in September 1942 and joined the 357th Fighter Group a year later. In late 1943, Anderson and the 357th arrived in Europe, where they quickly...

  • Roy Anthony

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out from P-51D 44-14356 over English Channel 26-Feb-45. Rescued by Air Sea Recue. RTD. ...

  • Lloyd Atkins

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Enlisted RCAF, Sgt Pilot. Transferred to 2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight, 8AF USAAF as Flying Officer. Transferred to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Idolo Auguliaro

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Armorer | 357th Fighter Group
    Operation Frantic V (shuttle mission to Russia and Italy); K-14 Gyro gunsight specialist Bronze Star/ Air Medal/

  • George Barrett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 14-June-45 Mid air collision in P-51 43-6686 10 miles East Orfordness Killed in Training (KIT). Awards: AM (2 OLC), PH.

  • Seth Baughman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 357th Fighter Group

  • Jack Beeney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    My Father (Jack Beeney) was 1st Lieutenant/then 2nd Lieutenant in WWII 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Group, 78th Fighter Group, 363rd Fighter Squadron and 83rd Fighter Squadron. He died when I was just 14 years old of Cirrhosis of the Liver. He drank a...

  • Guy Bender

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW). Awards; WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-103041

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-103286

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106696

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106783

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106793

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-9104

    P-39 Airacobra
    P-39N Airacobra based Santa Rosa AAD, CA, lost 7th July 43 in midair collision, with Capt Clay R Davis A/C 42-19573 on gunnery target training sortie, 14 miles west of point Jenner, CA. Piloted by 2nd Lt Lyle J Maher 2 x killed in training accident,...

  • 43-12315 'Old Crow'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR). Crashed Sth of Spezat on the return from a bomber escort mission to Berlin on 22-Mar-44. Pilot Lt Carter Jones. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3401.

  • 43-12368

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-24842

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6397

    P-51 Mustang

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:06:25 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:18:40 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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