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Elwood J Rosenbauer

Military

January 1945-March 1945, to 1st SF

Service

Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 1st Scouting Force
  • 361st Fighter Squadron

Missions

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2020 12:51:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster from ESCORT The 356th Fighter Group Over Europe 1943-1945 by Kent D. Miller

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2017 16:32:45 Beau Changes to nickname, role, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Personal documents

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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