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Thomas R Drybrough


Lt. Thomas Drybrough joined the 351st FS/353rd FG on Oct. 28, 1944 and completed his tour in July 1945. His aircraft was #44-14628 "The Uninvited"



  • Raymond Hilgenberg

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Feb, 24, 1945 near Vaassen in a replacement plane P-51 'Mr. Gary' #4414949, due to a ground loop which occurred three days prior. Three days earlier he had a similar incident that was as he was hit by AA fire while strafing in...

  • Fletcher Meadors

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Joined the 351st Fighter Squadron on October 28, 1944 along with fellow pilots, Lts. Thomas Drybrough and Harold W. Chase. On December 10, 1944 Meadors was involved in a crash in P-51B 42-106869 that broke his arm and cracked his spine. He would not...

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Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


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Date Contributor Update
29 November 2017 10:52:26 Lucy May Changes to middlename, firstname, service number and role

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 18:08:05 dwgdallas Changes to media associations

From the personal collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 17:57:26 dwgdallas Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

From the personal collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray