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Lt William M Agnew of the 353d Fighter Group is presented the Air Medal by Colonel Rimerman somewhere In England, 30 December 1944.



  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...


  • William Agnew

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 70+ combat missions. Credited 1 probable. Killed in Mid Air Collision in P-51 44-15598 2 miles SW Kaufbuern/ R-70. 5-Aug-45. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Benjamin Rimerman

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Colonel Ben Rimerman fought a long war with the 353rd Fighter Group. He commanded the 350th FS from October '42 until November '43 and was CO of the 353rd FG from 7 July '44 until 22 April '45. In the air he scored 4.5 confirmed and one unconfirmed...


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27 June 2016 14:52:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations