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Frederick H Alexander

Military

77th FS 20th FG
2 air and 6 ground kills.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13746 'Its the Kid !' 'Little Sister'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Merseburg, on return near Ostend A/C departed formation pilot stating he was low on fuel, heard to be abandoning A/C. 2-Nov-44. Pilot Lt Jack W Kennedy Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

  • 44-13836 'It's The Kid' 'Geronimo Jr'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Frederick H Alexander named 'It's The Kid'. Later named 'Geronimo Jr'.

  • 44-13748 'Little Freddy'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Walter F Kuemmerle. Re-assigned to Capt James H Herbert. Re-assigned to Lt William E Robb. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Bonn, aborted due to coolant system failure, A/C abandoned 18...

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2017 21:02:23 fugari Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events and media associations
Sources

cook

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 16:15:17 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Alexander
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Alexander%2C+Fred...
http://www.20thfightergroup.com/uploads/2/5/6/1/25611749/alexander_encou...

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 16:09:58 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Alexander
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Alexander%2C+Fred...
http://www.20thfightergroup.com/uploads/2/5/6/1/25611749/alexander_encou...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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