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Newspaper clipping regarding death of Ace credited with downing 11 enemy aircraft, Major Rockford V. Gray, 359th and 365th Fighter Groups. Major Gray was KIA while flying with the 365th FG.



  • 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...

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (359th Fighter Group)


  • Rockford Gray

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    March-Oct. 1943, to HQ, later to 9th AF and Killed in Action (KIA)


  • 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
05 August 2019 14:35:27 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Image courtesy Paul D. Bruns.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.