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Louis Van der Roest


Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • Jack Bradley

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot / Commanding Officer | 354th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 8AF USAAF. 15 confirmed kills, 12.666 damaged, 3 probables. C/O 353FS. ...

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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...

  • 353rd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born 24 May 1906
Enlisted 19 May 1942
Based Lashenden 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 353FS, 354FG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged 16 October 1945

Released USAAF service.

Died Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10 February 1974


Date Contributor Update
22 October 2017 11:05:23 Al_Skiff Changes to role

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2017 11:04:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations