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P-51 Mustang



  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron


  • Donald Bochkay

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 510 hrs in 123 Combat missions. Credited 13.83 Kills including 2 x Me262 Jets. Completed 2 Tours of Duty (ETD). ...

  • William Gambill

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 357th Fighter Group
    Wingman 363rd FS 357th FG. Shot down by flak and crashed at Mehringen while attacking three ME109s on a bomber escort mission to Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in P-51B #42-103041. Gambill was later killed on 23 Mar 1944 during a British bombing raid while...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 2994 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database