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Franklin B Resseguie

Military

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-6240

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47C-2-RE 41-6240 [WZ:E] was assigned to the 78FG/84FS at Duxford, UK. On 18-Oct-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Frankin B. Resseguie, was despatched with other fighters from his group to provide escort to B-17 bombers planned to attack at Duren,...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-162 BOMBER ESCORT

    18 October 1943
    This mission was composed of two fighter elements. The first element was a force of 33 P-38s from 55FG despatched to accompany bomber formations headed for Duren, Germany. Weather conditions prevented rendevous with the bomber stream and both the...

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania
Bailed Out Arras, France 18 October 1943

Bailed out over France after being hit by German Fighter.
Escaped capture. Events are captured in a book written by him, Feathers on The Wind.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 04:43:24 clsspace Changes to media associations
Sources

Personal collection of Curtis Shepard

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 04:31:51 clsspace Changes to biography and events
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report , Book entitled Feathers on the Wind by Franklin B. Resseguie

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2015 19:33:21 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Jul-2015. Correcting typos in event notes and Biography.

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2015 19:31:22 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 7-Jul-2015. Added connections to PLace, AIrcraft and Mission within existing website data; Added Ditching event per MACR 889; Added Summary Biography based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000 MACR 889 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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