376th Fighter Squadron Pilots' returning to their squadron building from their last missions on D-Day. This group was photographed as they arrived on the crew truck driven by Sgt. Robert C. Long. From left to right: Capt. Wallace B. Frank, Lt. Robert G. Van Stryland, Lt. Clarence E. Sullivan, Lt. Cecil A. Laxton, Lt. Victor E. Bocquin and Lt. Robert D. Schirmer, Maj. Roswell Freedman, Capt. James B. Cheney and Lt. Chapman. 6th June 1944, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.
Museum object reference no. BAM_0365
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). ...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot / Commanding Officer
Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Awarded the DFC on his 50th combat mission (GO. #33) on April 19, 1944. Failed to Return (FTR) patrol to Munster in P-51D 'Scat-Cat' 44-14219 on his 75th combat mission. Mech failure, streaming oil prior to engine...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Gace in P-51 #4324759
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
Flew 4 missions on D-Day, 3 days later hit diving at a troop train (won Purple Heart). Battle of the Bulge. ...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
41 missions AM/ DFC
Military | Fighter Pilot
Military | Second Lieutenant
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Associated Cecil A. Laxton, Clarence E. Sullivan, James B. Cheney, Robert D. Schirmer, Roswell Freedman, Victor E. Bocquin and Wallace B. Frank by names given in caption.
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