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380th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter Group

    Group
    Equipped with P-51s, the Group entered combat from England in February 1944, flying bomber escort and ground-strafing missions. They took part in the invasion of Normandy, protecting gliders and troop carriers on 6 and 7 June. In September 1944, now...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Staplehurst

Connections

People

  • Roy Benson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Lloyd Bruce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

  • Feodor Clemovitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 380FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dessau shot down Gardelegen, Germany Prisoner of War (POW). 28-May-44 MACR 5136. Awards: POW,WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marshall Cloke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 354th Fighter Group
    Col USAF retired CO 380th FS 363rd FG CO 355th FS 354th FG 2 air kills

  • Daniel Diya

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    I knew Dan Diya in Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1977-1980. He was a shop manager in the Mack Truck Parts Division and an avid amateur radio operator. We flew together occasionally and I let Dan take the controls on a trip back to CONUS from Nassau, Bahamas. It...

  • Alfred Fontes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

  • Thomas Hale

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Norman Hersberger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Maurice Hollowell

    Military | Lieutenant

  • Albert Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)

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Aircraft

  • 42-103004 'Little Joe'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 380FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Dessau shot down Gardelegen, Germany pilot 2Lt Feodor Clemovitz Prisoner of War (POW). 28-May-44 MACR 5136.

  • 42-106485 "Maggie's Drawers"

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 380FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Mechanical failure on mission to Berlin from home base Staplehurst, AAF-413, crash location near Lingen, 29-Apr-44. Pilot Albert G Johnson, POW. MACR 4435.

  • 42-106488

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106643

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6330

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6512

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 380FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Coutances, France. A/C hit by flak dive bombing gun positions NE Coutances. Pilot Lt Charles R Reddig abandoned A/C in area and...

  • 43-6513

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6689

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6716

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6804

    P-51 Mustang

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:44:50 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Type added.

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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