James G Thorsen

Military

Object Number - UPL 24690 - Major Jim "Stick" Thorsen CO 308th FS Italy Feb. 1944.

CO 308th FS first and third combat tours
HQ 350th FG second combat tour
CO 79th FG post War Germany
Spitfire Mk VIII HL+B "Nightshade"
P-51D HL+B "Nightshade IV"
3 air kills plus 1 ME-262 damaged

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Units served with

 A P-51 Mustang (MX-A, serial number 44-13464), flown by Major Sam Brown of the 31st Fighter Group, 15th Air Force.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Missions

  • Date: 19 August 1942
  • Official Description: 2d Lt Samuel F Junkin Jr of 309th Ftr Sq, 31st Ftr Gp, flying a Spitfire in support of the amphibious raid on Dieppe, shoots down a German fighter, this being the first aerial victory won by an Eighth AF fighter pilot flying from the UK.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Coconino County, AZ, USA 1950-03-24 Killed in P-47D crash near Bill Willians Mountain, AZ

Born

Portland, OR, USA 1915-03-24

Buried

Portland, OR, USA 1950-03-30 River View Cemetery Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA Plot: Sec 109, Lot 168, Grave 13

Other

1st Victory

1944-02-22

Other

2nd Victory

1944-05-24

Revisions

Date25 Nov 2016 01:00:50
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