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Warren E Kerr Jr

Military

Warren Kerr served as a fighter pilot with the 56th Fighter Group. In December 1944 he was transferred to the Headquarters of the 65th Fighter Wing, to which the 56th Fighter Group belonged.

Service

Units served with

  • 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
  • Headquarters (65th Fighter Wing)

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...

  • Saffron Walden

    Military site : non-airfield
    Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing. Exact location unknown.

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in New Castle, PA, USA 1940

Exact dates not yet known

Assigned to the 63rd Fighter Squadron as a Second Lieutenant 23 February 1944
Promoted to First Lieutenant 27 May 1944
Promoted to Captain 31 August 1944
Transferred to the HQ of the 65th Fighter Wing 18 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 13:42:17 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Combined two entries for Warren E Kerr into a single entry. This record includes information from the following source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2015 15:03:50 Lynda Kerr Pennell Changes to nickname
Sources

military records
family members
newspaper cuttings

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/personnel.htm

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