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361st Fighter Group Commander Col. Thomas J J Christian Jr., United States.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0280



  • 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...


  • Thomas Christian

    Military | Colonel | Pilot / Commanding Officer 361st Fighter Group
    Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, Jr., Colonel, U.S. Army Air Forces Headquarters, 361st Fighter Group. ...


  • 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
17 October 2015 03:08:58 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations, person associations and place associations

Bottisham Air Museum

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2015 16:02:00 K Flynn Created entry with collection and caption

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