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On the left, Colonel Glenn E. Duncan, Commanding Officer of the 353rd Fighter Group, and a second officer in an 'Ike jacket', at a party held by the group at Raydon air base, in recognition of the second anniversary of the group's arrival to England. 9 - 10 June 1945.
The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group
Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943.
Military site : airfield
Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...