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Irwin W Fernandes

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Zoven in P-51 44-13713

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

2 FW190, 1 Do217, 1/2 JU52

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • 554th Fighter Training Squadron
  • 77th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ben Lomond, California
Killed in action 5 August 1944
Transferred 20th Fighter Group
Transferred 496th Fighter Training Group
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7520, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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