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Capt. Vincent W. Ambrose with P-51D CS-R 44-13633 "Baltimore Babe."

Capt. Vincent W. Ambrose, of Baltimore, MD, served with the 370th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, from March 1943 through 4 September 1944 when he completed his combat tour of duty. He damaged one E/A during aerial combat and also destroyed one on the ground.



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter 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...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron


  • Vincent Ambrose

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 92 missions, 325 hours. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).


  • 44-13633 'Baltimore Babe' 'Satan's Lady / Diane'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to Lt John McAlister. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Madgeburg, element spiralled down to 15,000ft to investigate straggling bomber, A/C last seen in...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
10 May 2019 14:03:15 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg.