36th Fighter Group

Group
P-47 Thunderbolts of the 36th Fighter Group prepare for a mission.

Object Number - FRE 9466 - P-47 Thunderbolts of the 36th Fighter Group prepare for a mission.

The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England using P-47s. They flew escort missions for bombers in the run up to D-Day and ground-strafed many tactical targets in northern France over that summer. The group moved through several bases in northern France and then to Le Culot in Belgium so that they could more effectively support Allied ground troops.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Kingsnorth

Based

Brucheville 1944-07-07 - 1944-08-23

Based

Juvincourt

Based

Le Culot

Based

Le Mans

Based

Athis

Based

Aachen

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group 53rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-710639
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 36th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Squadron 53rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14191392 / O-831284
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group 53rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1301422
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group 22nd Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group 53rd Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group

Mission

Revisions

Date30 Sep 2019 13:41:11
ContributorEmily
Date1 Feb 2017 10:39:13
Sources

Additional station details added 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

Date25 Jul 2015 02:51:09
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date25 Jul 2015 02:46:14
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

"Battle Colors - Volume III" - Robert A. Watkins

Date19 Mar 2015 11:35:45
Contributorrossingtonj
Sources

Aircraft types added. DUC's moved to citations section.

Date13 Mar 2015 15:34:15
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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