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387th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Beaulieu

Connections

People

  • James Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group
    Killed April 20, 1944 near Selsey Bill, England

  • Julius Almond

    Military | Captain | 365th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 387FS, 365FG, 9AF USAAF. Flew 94 missions over France, Belgium, and Germany. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). ...

  • Arlo Henry

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group

  • Louis Houck

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot - Squadron Commander | 365th Fighter Group

  • Mahlon Stelle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 365th Fighter Group
    Killed in action in P-47D 42-76355

  • Grant Stout

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group

  • Paul Van Cleef

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group
    Lt Col Paul L Van Cleef, USAF (Ret), flew the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt in the 365th Fighter Group, 387th Fighter Squadron from December 1943 until the end of the war in 1945. He was stationed at Gosfield, Essex, England in December 23, 1943 and moved...

Aircraft

  • 42-26462

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-27201

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-29243

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75177

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76066

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 387FS, 365FG,9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recce to East Koln, Germany. Hit by flak on bombing run pilot 2nd Lt Vernon Martin baled out MIA 15-Oct-45 MACR 12438.

  • 42-76087

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76181

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76534

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76127 'Turnip Termite'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47D-15-RE Thunderbolt, 42-76127 'Turnip Termite' B4-U, 387th Fighter Squadron, 365th Fighter Group, 9th AF. 'Turnip Termite' made an emergency landing in a minefield in San Laurent sur Mer when it ran out of fuel. It was the assigned...

  • 42-8438 'Dizzy Miss'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Flown by Lt Vernon A Burroughs. Transferred to 387FS, 365FG, 9AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:44:19 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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