Wallace E Bennett

Military

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Lil Eva
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA, USA 13 May 1942

Based

Duxford 24 June 1944 - 27 March 1945 Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Crashed

Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 14 August 1944 Take Off Accident Duxford/Sta 357 Cat 5 damage 2Lt Wallace E Bennett, 14-Aug-44. P-47D 42-75196 - 83FS 78FG 8AF

Other

Promotion

Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 9 October 1944 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Crashed

Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 11 November 1944 Take Off Accident Duxford/Sta 357 Cat 3 damage 1Lt Wallace E Bennett, 11-Nov-44. P-47D 44-19564 - 83FS 78FG 8AF

Other

End Tour of Duty (ETD)

27 March 1945 Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Other

Promotion

Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK Promoted to Captain.

Born

Los Angeles County, CA, USA
Long Beach, CA, USA

Revisions

Date18 Nov 2021 21:27:38
ContributorAl_Skiff
ChangesChanges to biography, awards, unit associations and media associations
Date16 Nov 2016 13:26:55
ChangesChanges to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p133

Date1 Nov 2016 17:10:26
ContributorAl_Skiff
ChangesChanges to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:42
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list