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506th Fighter Squadron



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  • 404th Fighter Group

    404th Fighter Group

    A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf:

  • 508th Fighter Squadron

    508th Fighter Squadron

    "During one of the many breaks in operations caused by weather, Lieut. Col. Cowart of the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion introduced to pilots of the [404th FB] Group a radar set known as the SCR-584 (Signal Corps Radio). It had the ability to...

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Based Winkton



  • Harry Anderson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    100 missions DFC, Air Medal and 15 Clusters

  • John Barth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Lieutenant John Leo Barth was a member of the 506th Fighter Squadron, 404th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force during WWII. He flew thirty-eight missions in the P-47 and was awarded the Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters. Based first at Winkton in Hampshire,...

  • Barton Christopher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Max Conn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Credited with two enemy aircraft destroyed.

  • Pam dog

    Military | Mascot | 404th Fighter Group
    506th Fighter Squadron Mascot.

  • Chester Dunsmore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group

  • Raymond Elledge

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Shot down on his 43rd combat mission

  • Robert Fenstermacher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, of Scranton, was a P-47D pilot who crashed in Belgium in December 1944 during an armed-reconnaissance mission against targets in Germany. He was 23. ...

  • William Frost

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 506FS, 404FG, 8AF USAAF. "During an early familiarisation flight with a fully loaded P47C [41-6529], 1st Lt William Frost had to carry out an emergency return to the airfield, having notified the field controller that he had a fuel leak and...

  • George Gehling

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Flew 43 combat missions

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:58:57 rossingtonj Changes to type

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)