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Joseph S Mortorana


Assigned to 353FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • Gordon Burlingame

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Experienced three times that he lived but should not have. Wasn't an ace (had only 3 kills) but preferred this. Always aimed for the boiler when firing on trains to allow the engineer a chance to escape alive (according to daughter's remarks in...

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 352nd 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...


Event Location Date
Based 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 353FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
08 August 2017 19:44:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations