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370th Fighter Squadron

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  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based East Wretham

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People

  • Benjamin Albertson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return FTR bomber escort Fredrickshafen. ...

  • Vincent Ambrose

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 92 missions, 325 hours. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Glenn Bach

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS. Returned to 369FS. Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Wilson Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Anklan, Germany. Escorted Capt Lancaster to Sweden, on return shot down Do17 and low on fuel returned to land in Sweden. Interned (INT) ...

  • Jack Bateman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. ...

  • Paul Bateman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 3 x kills [Air], 2 destroyed [Ground]. ETD. Transferred to 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. 301.5 hrs operational flying time. ...

  • Claire Becker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gwyn Bell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Bell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Emidio Bellante

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with shared destruction of 8 x Locomotives and damaged 3 others. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-103343

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106474

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106580

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106799

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106808

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106865

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106878

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Beaumont area shot down by Fw190 near Nogent Sur Oise pilot Lt Theophalus A Williams Killed in Action (KIA) 17-Aug-44. MACR 8125.

  • 42-106921 'Baltimore Babe'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to Lt Emory G Johnson. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak...

  • 42-106935

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Periers, France. Strafing horse drawn convoy, hit telegraph and attempted to belly land. Pilot Lt William J Walbrecker Killed in Action (KIA), 26-Jun-44...

  • 42-5091?

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:19:52 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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