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Saffron Walden

Military site : non-airfield

Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing.

Exact location unknown.

Detailed history

Housed in the requisitioned Saffron Walden Grammar School (Dame Bradbury's School), with an operations room constructed inside the school hall.

English Heritage's record description

Not yet known

Service

Units

People

  • Lyle Adrianse

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. 101 combat missions. Transferred after promotion to HQ Sqn 65th Fighter Wing.

  • Edward Anderson

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Commanding Officer, from 27 September 1942 to 20 August 1943. ...

  • Jesse Auton

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General
    Deployed to ETO with 65th Fighter Wing, 8AF USAAF. 12 combat missions. Killed in a plane crash at Offutt AFB, Omaha, 20-Mar-52, while returning on a flight from California. ...

  • Peter Bauman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Sherwood Burnett

    Military | Major | Weather Officer

  • Robert Campbell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Pete Cherednik

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 383FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Warren Kerr

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Warren Kerr served as a fighter pilot with the 56th Fighter Group. In December 1944 he was transferred to the Headquarters of the 65th Fighter Wing, to which the 56th Fighter Group belonged.

  • Gilliam Paschal

    Military | Medic's assistant
    Sent through to the American Air Museum by Yolanda Payne, Audrey and Robert's daughter: ...

  • Audrey Paschal née Ridgewell

    Civilian
    Sent through to the American Air Museum by Yolanda Payne, Audrey and Robert's daughter: ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 22:02:42 Paul Bellamy Changes to history
Sources

65th Fighter Wing Unit History

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 23:17:21 Andy-Ops Changes to history
Sources

We know the town well

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Roger Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Manual (London, 1991)

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMBGWC_Anglo_American_Memorial_Saffro...

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