From Nashville, TN, and enlisting there on 11 December 1942, Lt. Albert F. Benneyworth first served with the 344th AFBU at Punta Gorda, FL. On 28 March 1945 he joined the 370th Fighter Squadron, ending his combat tour of duty in September 1945 having flown eight missions with the 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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).
Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
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...