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Rose Ferguson Hager


assigned after VE Day


Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter 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...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 472nd Sub-Depot
  • 503rd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Athens, PA, USA 23 December 1916
Lived in Mercedes, TX, USA 1942
Enlisted Brownsville, TX, USA 16 February 1942
Died Dallas, TX, USA 13 February 2006
Buried Farmersville, TX 75442, USA 16 February 2006

Farmersville IOOF Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin Co., TX;


Date Contributor Update
20 November 2017 18:11:32 466thHistorian Changes to events

research done by Marcia Melnyk

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2015 16:21:08 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, role, events, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:30 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History