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374th Fighter Squadron

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  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

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    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

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Stations

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Based Bottisham

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  • Jesse Adkins

    Military | Captain | Fighetr Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Ethelbert Amason

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission to Ijmuiden in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

  • Clyde Arrants

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Berlin, last seen circling airfield 5 miles south of Schleswig with element leader. Shot down by flak, crashed Viöl, Germany in P-51D 44-13949. Pilot 2nd Lt Clyde Arrants...

  • Glenn Aschbrenner

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Hector Bacigalup

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWI Victory, EAME. Post war: Worked in the aerospace industry.

  • Glenn Berge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Flying P-47D 42-8604, was forced to abort because of a 'runaway' propeller, shortly after taking off for an escort mission 5-Mar-44. While returning to base in a low overcast, his aircraft crashed and exploded near...

  • Charles Bergmann

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

  • John Bernert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Bernert was lost in P-51D 44-13538 when the group bounced 10 x ME-109's near Amien. Crashed 9 miles SW of Beauvais. 5-Jul-44. MACR 6556. Awards: DFC, PH.

  • Robert Bland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 361st Fighter Group
    Career airman for 23 years. 6 years as engine instructor at Chanute AFB. 1 year as Mobile Training instructor. MATS NCO Academy graduate. NCOIC to Chief of Maintenance in Tachikawa, Japan. Director of Training NCO Prep School, Hunter AFB. ...

  • Harry Bosyk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Cited for his participation in strafing, dive-bombing, and bomber escort missions supporting the Allied advance in France. In P-51D 44-13652 broke up as a result of structural failure during a training mission and...

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Aircraft

  • 42-103724

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106695

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106735

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106820

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106871

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Bordeaux, France 19-Jun-44 - Lt Walter H Sargent Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5957.

  • 42-106942 'Bobbie E' 'Jeanne'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Amiens low level down a railtrack hit in coolant system crashed Rosieres en sur A/D 12-Aug-44 Lt Clarence E Zieske Killed in...

  • 42-75417

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75521

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75567

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission to Ijmuiden in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:21:51 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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