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Oliver B Bucher Jr

Military

Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.
Post War: Commanding Officer 39th Air Division Jul-67. Retired from the Air Force as a Colonel.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • 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'.

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Virginia St, Elizabeth, NJ, USA 4 July 1922

Born 4 June 1922 Elizabeth City, VA.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 16 November 1944 – 21 September 1945

Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD).

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 16 November 1944

Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Asst Sqn Ops/Gunnery Officer Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 29 March 1945

Designated Assistant Squadron Operations and Gunnery Officer.

A Fight Commander Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 8 April 1945

Designated Flight Commander A Flight.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 20 July 1945

Promoted to Captain.

Died Maryland, USA 9 December 1970

Died 9 December 1970 MD.

Lived in Allentown, PA, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 12:22:00 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_bu...

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 12:19:29 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_bu...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:45 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 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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