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Robert Stuart Gleason

Military

May 1944-February 1945; Completed 70 missions P-47D 'Vicious Virgin' P-51D 'Arasas & Jeff'

P-47D-21-RE PI-G 42-25534 /Vicious Virgin/;
P-51D-15-NA PI-G 44-15114 /Arasa & Jeff/

Service

People

  • Edward Nebinger

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Ed Nebinger was a Second Lieutenant at 19 years of age. He served as fighter pilot with the 360th Fighter Squadron of the 356th Fighter Group, flying missions from Martlesham Heath, England. Along with the other officers, he lived nearby in Playford...

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Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-25534 'Vicious Virgin' 'Invincible Faye'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 360FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Transferred 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-72285

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 44th Air Depot Group.

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Virginia, USA 1922

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2018 17:34:25 Lucy May Changes to middlename, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Georgia Chapter 8th AFHS 1998 Directory, daughter & son-in-law

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=2&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster from ESCORT The 356th Fighter Group Over Europe 1943-1945 by Kent D. Miller / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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