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Ross O Major

Military

Flight leader 370th FS 359th FG April 1943-Oct. 1944.
149 combat hours 2 air kills (1 x Me-109 + 1 x FW-190).
79th FS 20th FG Ass't Engineering Officer Jan. 9, 1945 thru VE-Day.
P-51B s/n 42-106808 CS+V "Chicago Lil".

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Units served with

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Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2021 13:59:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename and unit associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2019 15:00:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
King's Cliffe Memorial Edition

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2017 05:32:42 fugari Changes to biography
Sources

Cook corrected group # in bio

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2017 00:52:40 fugari Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

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