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Lt. William G Burlingame. 358th Fighter Squadron. P-51B 42-106452 YF-W "Buzz Boy / Miss Heck". Bill seen here posing for the normal "publicity" shot with Capt. James H Upchurch's P-47D 42-8443 YF-K "Miss Clean Sweep".



  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Squadron


  • William Burlingame

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean Medal. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean and Vietnam wars rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.


  • 42-8443 “Miss Clean Sweep”

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D # 42-8443, 355FG/354FS piloted by 1LT Kenneth R. Williams was hit by ground fire while making a low-level strafing attack on a German airfield at Châteaudun, France on 26 March 1944. His bullets ignited the fuel dump and the resulting explosive...


Date Contributor Update
09 August 2017 09:52:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations