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James F Edwards


Fighter pilot RCAF, AAF, USAF
56 Squadron Typhoon Mk Ib 150 missions
356th FS P-51B



  • Charles Simonson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Wingman/element leader 356th FS 354th FG 1.0 air kills wingman to Capt Jim Edwards

  • Mack Tyner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Flight leader leader 356th FS 354th FG 3.5 air kills Killed in crash of P-51B s/n 43-12437 "My Pet" on March 11, 1944 when the engine mount failed in flight.

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Units served with

  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 356th Fighter Squadron


  • 43-12478 'Sonava Buggar' 'El-Lobo'

    P-51 Mustang
    P-51B 43-12478 AJ+Q 'Sonava, 355th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. Flown by Capt Jim Edwards x-RCAF Typhoon pilot who scored 5 kills in it. Transferred to the 368th FS 8th AF has CV+P and flown by 1Lt Emory C Cook.

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...

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

  • Matlask

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite to nearby RAF Coltishall, Matlask was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in 1942 as a potential fighter base, but it was used only by detachments from the 56th Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, during 1943. Plans...

  • Cricqueville

    Military site : airfield


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23 October 2017 17:02:09 mvandemark Changes to person associations

Information found while researching 1st Lt. Mack Tyner

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06 September 2017 23:56:03 fugari Changes to service number, biography and media associations

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

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30 July 2016 06:43:33 fugari Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Jim Edwards