368th Fighter Group

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An airman of the 368th Fighter Group with a P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Sleepy Jean the 3rd", with a bent propellor blade. Image via Ralph Woolner.

Object Number - FRE 7427 - An airman of the 368th Fighter Group with a P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Sleepy Jean the 3rd", with a bent propellor blade. Image via Ralph Woolner.

The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in a single day on 3 September 1944 to the Mons area, destroying enemy troops and means of transport. The Group continued to fly in support of ground forces throughout the Battle of the Bulge (December 1944 - January 945) and into 1945. They stayed in Europe after the war's end, becoming part of the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

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Chilbolton 1944-03-15 - 1944-06-20

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Greenham Common 1944-01-13 - 1944-03-15

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Cardonville 1944-06-20 - 1944-08-23

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1944-08-23 - 1944-09-11

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Laon/Athies 1944-09-11 - 1944-10-02

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Chievres 1944-10-02 - 1944-12-27

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Juvincourt 1944-12-27 - 1945-01-05

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Metz 1945-01-05 - 1945-04-15

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Chartres 1944-08-24 - 1944-09-11

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group 395th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-693095 / 19086276
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group 395th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group 365th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14057258 / O-795882
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group 397th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-693097
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group 396th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-696999
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 368th Fighter Group

Revisions

Date1 Feb 2017 14:19:50
Sources

Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;
- http://www.ixengineercommand.com/airfields/physical.php

Date13 Mar 2015 15:34:07
Contributorrossingtonj
Sources

Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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