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Tobin Armstrong


Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 361FG.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 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

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

  • 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 Texas, USA 9 July 1923

Son of Charles and Lucy Tobin.

Enlisted Houston, TX, USA 19 February 1943

Houston, Texas

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 13 February 1945 – 21 July 1945

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

Transferred Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 21 July 1945

Transferred to 361FG.

Crashed 91522 Ansbach, Germany 4 January 1946

Crashed Belly Landing Ansbach/ R-45 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Tobin (NMI) Armstrong, 4-Jan-46.

P-51D-20NA 44-63620 - 42ARS 42ADG 9AF.

Died Kingsville, TX 78363, USA 7 October 2005


Date Contributor Update
01 May 2021 14:37:56 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 16:44:24 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2016 08:38:09 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:12 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /