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Lieutenant Ray C. Gordon of the 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group. This photograph was probably taken at Raydon air base where the 353rd Fighter Group were stationed between 12 April 1944 and 10 October 1945. Late 1944 - 1945.



  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    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...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron


  • Ray Gordon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    assigned to 505th after VE Day


  • Raydon

    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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:37 AAM AAM ingest

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