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Lt. Albert A. Cowie, of Glendale, CA, flew with the 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, from 23 January 1945 through 3 March 1945, when he had to bail out after strafing ground targets and taken prisoner.



  • 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...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.


  • Albert Cowie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort Hannover in P-51D 44-11696 A/C seen to be losing fuel throughout the mission crashed near Halberstadt Prisoner of War (POW) 3-Mar-45 MACR 13406 ...


  • 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
12 June 2019 09:47:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption

Moved biographical details to person record.

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2019 15:14:49 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Photo courtesy Anthony Chardella.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.