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Published in Albuquerque newspaper with following caption: "AGNEW, TOO--Lt. William M Agnew Jr., 115 Se. Hermosa, second from right, is taking an active part in the terrific air offensive against the Reich. Agnew is shown here with fellow Mustang pilots of the 8th AAF after escorting a huge fleet of heavies against an oil plant at Bohlen. the mutual congratulations are for the five German fighters knocked out of the sky by the American airmen on the trip."

L-R 2nd Lt Roland J Lanoue, Major Walker L Boone, Lt Louis W Lee, Lt Agnew and Lt Col William B Bailey.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    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...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron

People

  • 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). ...

  • William Bailey

    Military | Lieutenant General | Air Executive; Deputy Commanding Officer
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 186 x combat missions. Credited 3 x kills (air), 3 x kills (ground). ...

  • Walker Boone

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to VIII fighter command. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3 OLC), Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walker Boone

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot

  • Roland Lanoue

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot

  • Louis Lee

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • 44-63684 'Double Trouble Two'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Col William B Bailey. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Locations

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2016 15:06:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/37/1755...

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