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Harold W Chase

Military

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills, 1 x damaged [Air]. Credited with 4 x destroyed, 1 x damaged [Ground]. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Leonard Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Ordnance and Armament Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ordnance and Armament Officer between Nov-44 and Jan-45. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Merlin Arnold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot with the 353rd fighter group, 351st fighter squadron | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out over English Channel, struck tailplane, chute did not open. 30-Mar-45. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (5OLC), PH.

  • Thomas Brock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Achmer A/D. Whilst strafing airdrome, hit in coolant system by return fire, bellied in Hopsten. Initially reported as MIA on 21-Mar...

  • Henry Carbonneau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Flew with the 351st Fighter Squadron/353rd Fighter Group based at Raydon, Suffolk, England from 28-May-44 until Nov-44. On 8-Jun-44 Carbonneau shot down an Me109 for his only aerial victory. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gordon Compton

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Became squadron C/O after Lt Col Frederick H Lefebre. Compton was a squadron ace with 5 x kills, including the first of two ME262 aerial victories downed on 22 Feb 45 and a second one on 10-Apr-45. Made an emergency...

  • Bruce Eddy

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Achmer A/D Germany in P-51D 'Lil Boston Bull' 44-14569. Thought KIA crashed near Krefeld on 21-Mar-45, but later liberated Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13955. ...

  • James Frye

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    On 15 Sept 1943, Frye undershot runway on landing on training flight to Ford at Susses in P-47 #42-8503, RTD. ...

  • Lloyd Hally

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission Nijmegen in P-47 'Angel of Mercy' 42-22523 last seen pursuing a Fw190 down through the overcast over Arnhem. Shot down 21-Sep-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9003. ...

  • Raymond Hartley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    ex-319FS, 325th FG in Lesina, Italy [Dec-43 - Jun-44]. Assigned to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferrred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 x kills, 1 x damaged and 4 destroyed [Grd]. Awards: DFC, AM (24OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edgar Hauser

    Military | Major | Ground Exec Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Ground Exec Officer of the 351st Fighter Squadron. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN medal.

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Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Missions

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born East Corinth, Corinth, VT 05040, USA 11 September 1921

Son of Harvey E and Frances H Chase.

Enlisted Rutland, VT 05701, USA 24 March 1942
Based Raydon 28 October 1944 – 18 July 1945

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed NE of Steinhuder Meer, 31515 Wunstorf, Germany 27 November 1944

Me109 destroyed NE of Steinhuder Lake 27-Nov-44.

E/A Damaged Steinhuder Meer, 31515 Wunstorf, Germany 27 November 1944

Me109 damaged NE of Steinhuder Lake 27-Nov-44.

Promotion Raydon, UK 7 April 1945

Promoted to Captain.

E/A Destroyed Germany 7 April 1945

E/A destroyed 7-Apr-45.

E/A Destroyed [Grd] [4] Regensburg, Germany 16 April 1945

4 x Fw190 destroyed [ground] Regensburg 16-Apr-45.

E/A Damaged [Grd] Regensburg, Germany 16 April 1945

Fw190 damaged [ground] Regensburg 16-Apr-45.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) 18 July 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Melbourne, FL, USA 15 December 1996

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 12:13:01 Al_Skiff Changes to firstname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32016916?terms=Harold%20W%20Chase
https://www.fold3.com/record/83392777-harold-w-chase
https://www.fold3.com/image/204415782?terms=Harold%20W%20Chase
https://www.fold3.com/record/902462-harold-w-chase
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Chase&Submit=Search
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_chase_h_w.php
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/351st-fs/
http://www.spitfireperformance.com/mustang/combat-reports/353-chase-27no...

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 18:13:26 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
Sources

From the personal collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 20:51:44 dwgdallas Changes to firstname, highest rank, role and person associations
Sources

From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 20:49:13 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
Sources

From the Personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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