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Roy Anthony


Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out from P-51D 44-14356 over English Channel 26-Feb-45. Rescued by Air Sea Recue. RTD.

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, PH, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Post War: Re-enlisted/re-entered USAF form Memphis TN, serving in Korean War. Co-pilot of C-46D Commando transport 44-78114 with the 34th Troop Carrier Squadron, 315th Troop Carrier Wing. On 15th November 1952, his aircraft was transporting personnel from Kangnung Airfield, South Korea (K-18) to Pohang Airfield, South Korea (K-3). It crashed into the Sea of Japan shortly after take off killing all 25 servicemen on board. He was presumed dead on November 26, 1952. His remains were not recovered.


Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron
  • 363rd Fighter Squadron


  • 44-14356 'Lonesome Polecat'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 26-Feb-45. Lt Roy Anthony bailed safely, landing in and being rescued by Air Sea Recue from the English Channel.

Associated Place

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Born Georgia, USA 7 December 1923
Lived in Albany, GA, USA 1940
Enlisted Fort Benning, Cusseta, GA 31905, USA 25 January 1944

Fort Benning

Assigned Leiston IP16, UK 19 December 1944 – 6 July 1945

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled Out English Channel 26 February 1945

Baled out from P-51D 44-14356 over English Channel 26-Feb-45. Rescued by Air Sea Recue. RTD.

Promoted Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 8 March 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Transferred Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 6 July 1945 – 19 September 1945

Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Sea of Japan (also known as the East Sea) 15 November 1952

Lost to the Sea of Japan. Non Battle Death NBD.

Buried Memorial Dr, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA December 1952

Courts of the Missing
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA.

Buried Albany, GA, USA December 1952

Crown Hill Cemetery
Dougherty County
Georgia, USA.

Buried Korean War Veterans Memorial Association, 130 Riverside Dr, Dayton, OH 45405, USA December 1952

Listed on
Tennessee Panel 1
Korean War Memorial


Date Contributor Update
25 July 2016 17:21:19 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
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