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382nd Fighter Squadron



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  • 363rd Fighter Group

    363rd Fighter 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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Based Staplehurst



  • Lester Aldrich

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

  • Richard Asbury

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    1st tour Wingman/Element leader 382nd FS 363rd FG Aug. 1943 - Aug. 1944. ...

  • John Brown

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

  • Edward Cahill

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

  • Willie Collins

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

  • Willie Collins

    Military | Flight Officer

  • Joseph Edwards

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group
    Joseph Edwards' went missing in action on 4 March 1944, in P-51 Mustang (43-6493). Eyewitnesses report he was last seen flying with his squadron before they encountered overcast weather over the English Channel. ...

  • Wilbur Gee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 363rd Fighter Group

  • Clifford Hare

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ground Personnel | 363rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action

  • James Jabara

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 355th Fighter Group
    Wingman 382nd FS 363rd FG Flight leader 354th FS 355th FG 1.5 air kills Flight commander 334th FIS 4th FIW Korea 15 kills CO 337th FIS and 31st FIW KIlled in car accident Nov 17, 1966.

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  • 42-106481

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106486 'Virginia'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138.

  • 42-106665

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106737

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lemons-Dreux, France area 8-Aug-44. Lt Garland Page abandoned A/C Evreux-Chartres area. MACR 8499

  • 43-6332

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6435

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6492

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6493

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6494

    P-51 Mustang

  • 43-6694

    P-51 Mustang

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Date Contributor Update
27 October 2017 13:58:17 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

Added connection to FRE 2895

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:44:35 rossingtonj Changes to type

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest

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)