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Claire A Becker

Military

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA 15 October 1919
Lived in Moline, Illinois 1941
Based East Wretham 25 March 1945 – September 1945

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1945

Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Basking Ridge, Bernards, NJ 07920, USA 29 August 2001

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2016 09:06:57 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/16157403_claire_a%20becker/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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