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Howard Patrick Maupin


Forced to make an emergency landing NE of Neerwinden, Belgium on 20 March 1944 in P-47D #42-22535 on a support mission to Frankfurt, Germany. Evaded (EVD). With the help of Belgian citizens and members of the Belgian Resistance, Maupin made it to the Marathon camps of Acremont and Porcheresse, where he was liberated by American troops on 5 September 1944. He was flown back to England on 7 September and rejoined his unit at Martlesham Heath. See more details on his page at


Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter 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...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron


  • 42-22535 Kathleen Ann

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Due to too heavy cloud cover, Maupin and wingman Lt William Johnson had to fly back to base. As it was flying at about 4000ft over Belgium, Maupin's Thunderbolt #42-22535 was hit by Flak from the battery at Brustem near Liège, Belgium. With the radio...


  • 8th Air Force FO 275 BOMBER ESCORT

    20 March 1944
    A force of 594 fighters of types: P-38; P-47 and P-51 are despatched to escort heavy bombers attacking at Frankfurt and Mannheim, Germany. Dispatch summary follows: ...

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...


Event Location Date
Born Bradford, IL 61421, USA 5 May 1918
Enlisted 5 March 1941

Galva, Illinois

Evaded capture (EVD) Belgium 20 March 1944 – 5 September 1944

with the help of Belgian citizens and members of the Résistance. Was back in the UK on 7 September 1944.

Returned to Military Control (RMC) 9 September 1944
Died Galva, IL 61434, USA 27 February 1980

Howard Maupin rests at the Saint John Cemetery in Bradford, Stark County, Illinois.


Date Contributor Update
29 April 2021 13:47:58 ED-BB Changes to biography

Updated website address for evasioncomete

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 12:47:44 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events and mission associations

MACR 3394
NARA WWII Enlistment records
Research for his page at (Comet network archives)

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2018 15:55:20 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, biography, events and place associations

Correspondence with researcher Gerard Uyttebroek and use of

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27 September 2014 18:13:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3394 / MACR 3394, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list