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Joseph B Sills

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

Aircraft

  • 42-106911

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost on ramrod to St Dizier aerodrome, hit by flak, engine failed, abandoned A/C 9-May-44 - Lt Lloyd W Waterman POW. MACR 4686.

  • 44-13883

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Pierce McKennon. Ground strafing mission Strasbourg, hit by 40mm Flak from strafed train. Engine quit pilot Capt Pierce McKennon baled out and evaded. MACR 8298.

  • 43-6570

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF War Weary, converted to 2 seater, named 'Joe's Junk'.

  • 41-6582

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 365FS 358FG 9AF USAAF.

  • 44-63166 'Ridge Runner II'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One time personal aircraft of Major Pierce W "Mac" McKennon. Shot down in Germany, Returned RTD. Rescued by Lt George Green who landed his Mustang in the field into which McKennon parachuted. 18-Mar-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:07 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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