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Lt. Victor E Bocquin of the 376th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0168



  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron


  • Victor Bocquin

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot / Flight Commander
    Assigned to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 5 x kills, including 3 x Fw190's in a day. Completed Tour Duty (ETD). ...


  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...


Date Contributor Update
20 October 2015 20:25:41 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2015 15:51:39 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption

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