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John Andrew Aagaard


John Aagaard served in the 1126th Quartermaster Company, which was attached to the 56th Fighter Group in England.


Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 1126th Quartermaster Company

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, CA, USA 1 June 1907

Born to Johan Herman Aagaard and Leah Velma Aagaard (maiden name Lafferty).

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 16 March 1943

According to his enlistment record, Aagaard was divorced with dependents at the time of his enlistment.

Died Los Angeles, California 26 February 1967


Date Contributor Update
08 November 2021 14:49:55 ncheek Changes to surname


Date Contributor Update
08 November 2021 14:28:59 ncheek Changes to surname


Date Contributor Update
29 October 2021 11:44:01 JoeStep Changes to nickname

I'm Joe Stephenson Heads of IWM AV Production. I'm adding a nickname of 'Andy' to the record for 'John Andrew Aagaard' to test functionality of the Role of Honour AV installation in the American Air Museum.

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2020 21:32:14 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank

"Zemke's Wolfpack" - Nigel Julian & Peter Randall
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25 November 2018 19:18:03 466thHistorian Changes to middlename

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25 November 2018 19:15:57 466thHistorian Changes to events and media associations

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20 April 2016 11:11:18 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and events

Enlistment record:

California birth index:

Los Angeles Herald - announcement of birth 21 June 1907 -

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27 September 2014 18:15:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /