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Robert MacDonald Fry



Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Juvincourt

    Military site : airfield

  • Bretigny

    Military site : airfield

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

  • Metz

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

  • Aachen

    Military site : airfield

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Erie, PA 3 July 1921
Enlisted Erie, PA 1 May 1942
Aerial Victories near Flers, France 18 July 1944

2 - Bf 109

Aerial Victories in the vicinity of Hadamar, Germany 21 October 1944

2 - FW 190

388th Squadron Commander Metz, France 12 January 1945 – 21 May 1945
Lived in Erie, PA 1950

303 Lincoln Avenue


Date Contributor Update
24 December 2020 02:56:28 466thHistorian Changes to role and events

"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - Barnes, Crump and Sutherland
page 305

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2020 02:15:57 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - Barnes, Crump and Sutherland, pages 29, 87, 275