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Earning two aerial victories, Lt. Boyd N. Adkins Jr. of Stiltner, WV, flew with the 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, from September 1944 through April 1945.

Photo courtesy of Marvin Boussu. Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association. Posted by Janet Fogg, Author.

Connections

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

People

  • Boyd Adkins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF, and earning two aerial victories, Lt. Boyd N. Adkins Jr. of Stiltner, WV, flew 69 combat missions with the 368th FS, 359th FG, from September 1944 through April 1945. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

Locations

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2019 18:14:52 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

359th Fighter Group Association

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