CO 510th FS 405th FG "White Leader"
1 air kill on Dec. 24, 1944.
KIA by flak while strafing near the Luxembourg border on Jan. 19, 1945. MACR #11844
Previously in the SW Pacific theater with the 7th FS 49th FG flying P-40 Warhawks.
Remembered by Major General Robert L Delashaw, San Antonio, TX.
Units served with
The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...
Military site : airfield
The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...
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