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Mahlon Tallmadge Stelle


Killed in action in P-47D 42-76355


Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 387th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Burlington, IA, USA 6 October 1919
Lived in Chicago, IL 16 October 1940

120 East 25th Street

Student at Chicago Technical College

Enlisted 2 September 1942
Died south of Villers-Bocage, France 7 June 1944
Buried Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Plot F Row 16 Grave 18
Brittany American Cemetery
Brittany American Cemetery
Bel Orient
Montjoie Saint Martin
France .


Date Contributor Update
24 December 2020 03:36:06 466thHistorian Changes to nationality, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - Barnes, Crump and Sutherland, page 22

Date Contributor Update
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