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366th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based High Halden

Connections

People

  • Scott Allard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 358th Fighter Group

  • C Austin

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action

  • Edward Blevins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action

  • Philip Brockus

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. 58 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to St Lo. Shot down by Fw190 in vicinity of Carentan. Killed in Action (KIA). 17-Jun-44. MACR 6281. Awards: PH.

  • John Buckner

    Military | Major General | Fighter pilot / Op's Officer / Commanding Officer | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 122 x combat missions as wing man, element leader, flight commander, and operations officer. Made commander of 365FS, 358FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Clyde Coldren

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Allan Farlow

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 358th Fighter Group

  • Carl Green

    Military | Ground Crew | 358th Fighter Group
    Served as a typist. EAME w/ 2 battle stars/ GC/ DUC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Samuel Hitchcock

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander | 358th Fighter Group
    Pacific Theater 1941-43: 6th PS Pearl Harbor P-36 Mohawk 44th FS Guadalcanal 104 missions P-40F Warhawk European Theater 1944-45: 358th FG HQ 366th FS CO 124 missions

  • Robert Leety

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Robert Leety had re-enlisted after completing 60 to 65 missions over Europe. 366th Squadron Leader, he was flying on the bomber escort mission on 15 March 1945 when he was shot down by German fighters. His P-47 Serial 42-8664 crashed near Dambach,...

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Aircraft

  • 42-25504

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26655

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    FTR 24 December 1944. Damaged when a train exploded whilst strafing ground targets in France. F/O McCord, the Pilot lost control of the aircraft and was last seen going up and spinning.

  • 42-28982

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75084

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76267

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Nonnweiler. Mis-Identified, bounced and shot down by friendly P-47's in a 'blue on blue' incident. Slumped forward in harness, A/C streaming white smoke and crashed...

  • 42-8624

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-7968

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-27314

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-22513 'Ilene'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2019 11:56:15 mpierrela Changes to aircraft types
Sources

Research done about this squadron

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:42:52 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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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