353rd Fighter Group

Group
The lounge of the Officers Club at Raydon air base. When the 353rd Fighter Group were stationed there, it was known as "The Auger Inn".

Object Number - FRE 352 - The lounge of the Officers Club at Raydon air base. When the 353rd Fighter Group were stationed there, it was known as "The Auger Inn".

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 missions included strafing and dive-bombing targets during the Allied invasion of Normandy and during the airborne assault of Holland. For these latter missions, between 17 and 23 September 1944, the Group was awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Raydon 1944-04-12 - 1945-10-10

Based

Metfield 1943-08-03 - 1944-04-12

Based

Goxhill 1943-06-07 - 1943-08-03

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17061164
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-834593
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-706486
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date9 Mar 2017 18:16:36
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date6 Mar 2017 22:13:37
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date6 Mar 2017 22:09:34
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date3 Mar 2017 15:57:49
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date3 Mar 2017 15:35:55
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From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date13 Feb 2017 21:15:15
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personal effects of Lt. Billy J. Murray 353rd FG/ 351st FS

Date13 Feb 2017 18:35:35
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personal effects of Lt. Billy J. Murray 353rd FG/ 351st FS

Date13 Feb 2017 18:10:10
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personal effects of Lt. Billy J. Murray 353rd FG/ 351st FS

Date17 Jan 2017 22:17:37
Contributordwgdallas
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personal effects of Billy J. Murray

Date17 Jan 2017 22:16:05
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personal effects of Billy J. Murray

Date20 Nov 2014 16:51:00
ContributorLucy May
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Dates for when stationed at different bases: http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/353rdfg.php

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983). / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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