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Samuel Orzelle Stamps

Military

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

Awards: AM (OLC), 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. ...

  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Events

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

Revisions

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
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/51740912/samuel-o-stamps-social-security-de...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84092180/samuel-o-stamps-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.fold3.com/record/624732198/samuel-stamps-1916-veterans-affai...

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

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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