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375th Fighter Squadron

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  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    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

Station Location Date
Based Bottisham

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People

  • Robert Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Carlsruhe Koblenz hit by flak and crashed near Heppenheim in P-51D 'Pat' 44-14678 25-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11917.

  • Glenn Allison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 361st Fighter Group

  • Richard Anderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War. Awards: WWII Victory, EMAE.

  • Sherman Armsby

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 5.5 destroyed, 2 damaged. Destroyed 3 x Bf109's on a single mission dated 20-Jul-44. Brought down strafing rail carriages, ammunition carriage exploded as he flew over...

  • Sherman Armsey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Longuyon in P-51 'Jacquline' #4324761

  • Herman Auth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Suspended from Flying Duty. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Seymour Beder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Murray Bell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gordon Brewer

    Military | Sergeant | Technical Supply | 361st Fighter Group

  • Buford Brittingham

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-103347

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51 Mustang (42-103347) took off from Bottisham on 6 June 1944, D-Day, on a fighter escort mission over Dreux airfield France. It was hit by flak 5 miles from Chartres before bursting into flames and rolling onto its back and finally crashing at...

  • 42-103349

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-103749

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106677

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106738

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106741

    P-51 Mustang
    Piloted by Joseph Kapr on an escort mission in the afternoon of 4 August 1944, the aircraft saw its oil pressure dropping. Soon after the engine was seen smoknig and Kapr radioed at 18,000ft that he was going to bail out. He was seen to land in the...

  • 42-106778

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106787 'Lou III'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) crashed near Tournai 12-Aug-44 - Lt Merle C Rainey POW MACR 7618.

  • 42-106792

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106796

    P-51 Mustang

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:21:44 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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