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Edwin Shepard Chickering


Assigned to HQ Sqn, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 367FG, 9AF USAAF.,

Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), LOM, Croix de Guerre, Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME, OCC, National Defense, UN and Korean medals, Air Force Longevity Service (7OLC).

Post war: Remained in USAF till retirement 1967 at rank of Brig General.


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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 367th Fighter Group

    367th Fighter Group


  • Headquarters (357th Fighter Group)

Associated Place

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

  • Stoney Cross

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a secret, emergency airfield, Stoney Cross was developed during 1942-43 as an advance base for both fighters and bombers. Occupied by the RAF from January 1943, before construction was complete, the station had eventually three concrete...


Event Location Date
Born Oil City, PA 16301, USA 23 September 1912

Son of James and Helen Chickering.

Pilot training 555 E. Street East, JBSA Randolph, TX 78150, United States 1943

Basic flight training - Randolph AAF San Antonio, TX

Pilot training Kelly, San Antonio, TX 78227, USA 1943

Advanced flight training - Kelly AAF San Antonio, TX

Based Leiston 7 July 1943 – 17 February 1944

Assigned to HQ Sqn, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Leiston IP16, UK 23 July 1943

Promoted to Colonel.

Crashed 15 miles Sth Lusk, WY 82225, USA 17 October 1943

Baled Out Mid Air Collision 15 Miles Sth Lusk, WY Cat 5 damage Capt Edwin S Chickering, 17-Oct-43.

P-39N 42-9097 - 363FS 357FG 2AF

Transferred Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst SO43 7GN, UK 17 February 1944 – September 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 367FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Little Rock, AR, USA 14 February 2003
Buried 24 March 2003


Date Contributor Update
07 January 2018 14:08:18 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:36 AAM AAM ingest

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