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377th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

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  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February 1944 was one...

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Stations

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Connections

People

  • Roy Alldritt

    Military | P-47 thunderbult pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    ROY J. ALLDRITT, Bozeman, Montana, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940. After a few months of flight line experience helping crew B.18's and B.17's he attended a six months aircraft maintenance training school at Chanute Field, Ill. After...

  • Walter Booth

    Military | Lieutenant | 362nd Fighter Group

  • Donald Clark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Don Clark, retired (age 93 as of 20 February 2016), was an original member of the 362nd Fighter Group, 377th Fighter Squadron (the Maulers). ...

  • Burleigh Curtis

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    His next of kin were his wife, Mrs. Elva Louise Curtis of Medfield, MA, and his parents, Leslie and Lillian Curtis of Holliston, MA. ...

  • Richard Daughtry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Op/Tech | 362nd Fighter Group
    Worked/fixed radios (SCR-522) on P-47 aircraft from England on to Germany

  • Robert Daw

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 377FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from strafing mission, hit trees strafing armed vehicles on edge of woods. With a dead engine Lt Daws Jr bellied in successfully nr Benonchamps, Luxembourg unharmed a mile from US lines. Later...

  • Ralph Day

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Russell Fairbanks

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    'I was a member of the 377th Fighter Squadron 362nd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. We flew out of Colchester (AAF Sta 159 Wormingford Essex) April 44 moved to AAF sta 412 Headcorn (Maidstone) Kent. Our group moved to A-12 Balleroi, France, in July 1944....

  • Edwin Fisher

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 362nd Fighter Group
    7 air kills plus 3 V-1 buzz bombs

  • Donald Gipple

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 362nd Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-6230

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-22775

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26148

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26919 Shirley Jane III

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Shirley Jane III

  • 42-75392 'Spunky'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Robert J Messenger. Transferred to 377FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from strafing mission, hit trees strafing armed vehicles on edge of woods. With a dead engine pilot Lt Robert...

  • 42-75583

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D 42-75583 - 362nd Fighter Bomber Group / 377th Fighter Bomber Squadron. Shot down 14 June 1944 over Saint-André-de-L'Eure, France by Ofhr Günther Zilling of 9./JG54 on a strafing mission to Bueil, Yvelines, France. Pilot 2nd Lt John C. Larkin...

  • 42-75635

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76167

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-8498 'Trigger' 'Jeepers'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 3GTTF, 8AF. Transferred to 377FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Lost on dive bombing mission to Bueil, France. Got into tangle with 5-7 Fw190's Lt John J Drabek EVD. 14-Jun...

  • 42-8000

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF. Transferred to 377FS, 362FG, 9AF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:42:29 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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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