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2nd Lt Howard R Combs Jr 486FS, 352FG, 8AF.



  • 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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron


  • Howard Combs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. 19 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Brux. Whilst strafing a train - dove in too steeply, impacted final R/R freight cars in P-51D 'Lil Evey' 44-14043, near Tiefangr. Killed in Action (KIA). 11-Sep-44...


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03 July 2018 16:45:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations