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.
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...
Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.
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).
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...