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Roy E Whittaker

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 65th Fighter Squadron

    65th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tennessee, USA 6 July 1919
Lived in Knox County, TN, USA 1941
Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA, USA 28 April 1941
57th Fighter Group Combat Tour North Africa July 1942 – June 1943
2 Aerial Victories El Dabaa, Qesm Ad Dabaah, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt 26 October 1942

2x C.202

1 Aerial Victory El Dabaa, Qesm Ad Dabaah, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt 27 October 1942

1x CR.42

4 Aerial Victories Cape Bon, Tunisia 18 April 1943

3x Ju52
1x Bf109

These four victories brought his total to 7.

Died Manatee County, FL, USA 24 June 1989
Buried Ellenton, FL, USA 27 June 1989

Mansion Memorial Park & Funeral Home
Ellenton
Manatee County
Florida, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2016 02:56:33 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://raf-112-squadron.org/57thfghonor_roll42-43.html

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2016 02:55:02 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events
Sources

http://raf-112-squadron.org/57thfghonor_roll42-43.html

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 01:57:13 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"57th Fighter Group" - Carl Molesworth
Pages 43-44
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=849420
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Whittaker&GSfn=Roy...

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 01:55:25 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Leading ace of the 57th FG with 7 aerial victories

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