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376th 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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  • Estel Alcorn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 496FTG 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Robert Bain

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Was flying on 27-Sep-44, when the 445th BG lost 25 bombers on the Kassel raid. Squadron established record score on this day also. 3 damaged- 2 x Fw190, 1 x Bf109. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Bronze Star).

  • William Banks

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD.

  • Bernard Bell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Assistant Engineering Officer | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Staff Sergeant. Assistant Engineering Officer. As a Master Sergeant, received a field promotion to 2nd Lieutenant, later promoted to 1st Lieutenant. End of War. Awards: DSC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Bender

    Military | 361st Fighter Group

  • John Bentley

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Fritzlar A/D mid air collision with P-47 flown by Lt Robert O Comstock shearing off the rear fuselage near the supercharger. Baled out of P-47 42-22756...

  • William Beyer

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Trained as gunner, joined glider pilot program, and then assigned to Air Cadet training. Assigned to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service with 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Re-assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF....

  • Victor Bocquin

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot / Flight Commander | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 5 x kills, including 3 x Fw190's in a day. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). ...

  • John Bricker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 4 kills. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Brock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:10:32 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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13 March 2015 16:21:37 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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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