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George L Merritt served as a fighter pilot with the 361st Fighter Group. He had 11 victories to his name. Merritt was Killed in Action (KIA) on 7 June 1944 when his P-51 #42106835 crashed near Roiffe, France after striking a high voltage line.

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Units

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    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...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Merritt

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    George L Merritt served as a fighter pilot with the 361st Fighter Group. He had 11 victories to his name. Merritt was Killed in Action (KIA) on 7 June 1944 when his P-51 #42106835 crashed near Roiffe, France after striking a high voltage line. ...

Locations

  • 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...

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07 August 2016 02:12:10 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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