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Conrad Christie Ingold Jr

Military

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 4th Headquarters Squadron.

22 Sept 1943 accident in P-47 41-6579 due to propeller failure while slow-timing a new engine. Returned to Duty RTD.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters
    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-6579

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    One-time personal aircraft of (then) Lt. Carl H. Miley. ...

  • 42-74663 'Eureka'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 511FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 1 May 1916

Son of Conrad Christie Sr and Adelina S Ingold.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 21 May 1943

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 25 May 1943

Transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 27 November 1943

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 14 January 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Transferred Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 5 February 1944

Transferred to 4th Headquarters Squadron.

Died 12 October 1965

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2021 18:29:27 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/696180219
https://www.fold3.com/image/244816282
https://www.fold3.com/record/6998671/conrad-ingold-social-security-death...
https://www.fold3.com/record/621646301/conrad-ingold-1916-veterans-affai...
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 20:38:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2016 18:30:32 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_in...

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2016 18:12:33 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_in...

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2015 17:43:01 apollo11 Changes to nickname
Sources

Personal research & 4th fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholz.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 19:44:34 apollo11 Changes to middlename
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 21:07:53 apollo11 Changes to middlename, role, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr., Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 288 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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