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Samuel Orzelle Stamps


Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME


Units served with

  • 27th Air Transport Group

    27th Air Transport Group

    The 27th Air Transport Group and the 31st Air Transport Group were unique in the ETO and operated differently from other US Army Air Force units. ...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


  • 42-22762 Tinkle

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    To 366 FG 9th AF

  • 42-26059 'Quaker Schlemeil'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to Lt Walter Frederick 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF who filed claim on 4 July 1944 for 1 downed plane. Lt. Frederick was reposted soon after to Pacific Theater. Transferred as War Weary was a two seater to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 4FG...

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Event Location Date
Born Boaz, AL 9 April 1916
Enlisted 23 September 1942

Nashville, Tennessee

Based Boxted 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 9 February 1991


Date Contributor Update
14 September 2021 20:18:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2018 11:01:00 general ira snapsorter Changes to role, events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:00 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list