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John R Ganofsky

Military

One time Crew Chief for 1st Lt. Charles H. Shilke of the 336th Fighter Squadron.

Service

People

  • Charles Shilke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. 1st Lt. Shilke few a P-51 Mustang named "Black Lace", and his Crew Chief was S/Sgt John Ganofsky. Post War: Worked at University Park Airport in State College, PA.

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Units served with

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

Aircraft

  • 43-6768 'Black Lace'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. A/C lost 24-Oct-44. Capt Charles F Hess (1st Scouting Force) killed in training accident, bailing out too low due to engine failure.

  • 44-15647 'Johnetta IV'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-13519

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 14:32:51 apollo11 Changes to role, biography and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Warbirds' by Frank Speer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr.' / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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