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D Flight of 375th Fighter Squadron with Billy Kemp’s P-51D 44-14270 E2-X.

(L-R) Standing: Lt. William T Kemp; Capt. Carl J Carlson Jr.; Lt. Seymour J Beder; Lt. Leonard A Wood.
On Wing: Lt. Caleb J Layton (KIA 23 December 1944); Capt. Walter R Stevens; Lt. Robert G Adams (KIA 25 January 1945).

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. ...

  • 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

  • Robert Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Carlsruhe Koblenz hit by flak and crashed near Heppenheim in P-51D 'Pat' 44-14678 25-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11917.

  • Seymour Beder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Carl Carlson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot - Ace
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Award: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Kemp

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Caleb Layton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol to Trier-Bonn area in P-51D 'Suzy Anne-Mary June' 44-14064. Engaged and shot down 2 x Fw190's, was bounced and shot down by Me109, crashed at Adenau. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • Walter Stevens

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Leonard Wood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    75 missions, 301 combat hours AM w/ 9 Oak Leaf Cluster destroyed 2 aerial, damaged 1 ground

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2016 19:43:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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