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Robert E Burton

Military

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 81 missions, 300 hours. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-8592

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Wilmar, California 1941
Based East Wretham April 1943 – April 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based East Wretham April 1944 – 28 September 1944

Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 12 April 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 28 September 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2017 16:25:17 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:13 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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