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Owen P Farmer Jr.

Military

CAPT Owen P. Farmer, Jr. of the 505th Ftr Sq, 339th FG in front of his aircraft. Officially credited with two confirmed aerial victories, Farmer flew five different Mustangs, all nicknamed "Dibbo" and coded 6N-H. This is probably P-51D 44-13946. Completed tour of duty June 4, 1945, hometown Ft. Scott, KS

Service

Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Milbank, SD 57252, USA 1 May 1923
Promoted 4 October 1944

Promoted from 1Lt to Captain.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) 4 June 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 19:37:49 eomackay Changes to media associations
Sources

Historical research

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 19:24:47 eomackay Changes to nickname, biography, events and aircraft associations
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Update from historical research

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2016 10:14:59 Pyker Changes to highest rank, events and place associations
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Updated data relating to Capt Farmer.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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