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  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron


  • Olger Aal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Brussels, one of five A/C bombing Diest aerodrome, failed to rejoin after attack, cause unknown 29-Aug-44. 1st Lt Aal Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8312. ...

  • Kenneth Gallup

    Military | Colonel | fighter pilot-1055 single engine/squadron commander | 353rd Fighter Group
    Gallup had enlisted in February 1940 had been posted to the Panama Canal Zone until joining the 353rd as Group Ops Officer in May 1944. CO 350th FS 353rd FG 9 air kills (7 x ME-109 + 1.5 x Fi-156 + .5 HE-111) Col USAF retired (1940 - 1965)


  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Melkwezer, 3350 Linter, Belgium 29 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
01 June 2015 13:10:28 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, events and person associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:46 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 8312 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database