William R GroundsMilitary
366th Fighter Association
The War We Fought - An almost daily account of the 366th Fighter Group "Hun Hunters" from stand up, June 1, 1943 at Richmond AAF, VA, through deactivation, August 20, 1946 at Fritzlar, Germany.
This 327 page history contains hundreds of never before published photographs plus maps, casualty lists, 42 pages of P-47 Nose Art and much, much more. It is a "must have" resource for aviation history buffs and P-47 modellers.
Promoted to Captain on 15 October 1944, after being declared Missing In Action on 2 October. Shot down by Flak on 2 October 1944 near Vortum, Netherlands. MACR #9295
"I was leading Blue Flight as top cover, so I observed everything. Lieutenant Grounds completed his run and scored a direct hit. Then his plane seemed to execute a "vertical reverse", which ended in an inverted position. It never recovered and struck the ground in that position, still heading in a westerly direction." - Morton M. Koff, 1st Lieutenant, Air Corps
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Units served with
|West Virginia, USA||3 June 1914|
|1 May 1942|
Source: MIssing Aircrew report 9295
Source: October 1944 Squadron history records, 389th Fighter Squadron, p3.