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510th Fighter Squadron



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  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy on "D-Day", ...

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Based Christchurch



  • Dwight Alverson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 405th Fighter Group

  • Arlie Blood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 405th Fighter Group

  • Stanley Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 405th Fighter Group
    Crew Chief for Lt Leinweber and Lt Peletier

  • John Drummond

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Lt Drummond flew 47 missions with the 510th Fighter Squadron. He was shot down, by flak, near Vive , France on July 26th 1944. He bailed out, his P-47 42-27181, was hit in the engine by flak and it crashed and burned in the village of Gieville, France....

  • Ralph Jenkins

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, squadron commander | 405th Fighter Group
    Ralph C. Jenkins: Was a 25 year old Flight Commander flying Thunderbolt fighters in the 510th Squadron, 405th Group 9th Air Force. Became Squadron Commander and flew 129 combat missions beginning on D-Day Normandy. After the airfield was established in...

  • Alexander Johnston

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Received the Distinguished Flying Cross on 13 November 1944 "For extraordinary achievement in aerial flight against the enemy from April to July 1944. While serving as flight leader of formations of P-47 type aircraft during dive-bombing missions...

  • Clyde Knisley

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 405th Fighter Group
    CO 510th FS 405th FG "White Leader" 1 air kill on Dec. 24, 1944. KIA by flak while strafing near the Luxembourg border on Jan. 19, 1945. MACR #11844 Previously in the SW Pacific theater with the 7th FS 49th FG flying P-40 Warhawks.

  • Boleslaw Kocienski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 405th Fighter Group

  • Marvin Leinweber

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action

  • Ernest Marshall

    Military | Assistant Crew Chief | 405th Fighter Group

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:00:21 rossingtonj Changes to type

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Date Contributor Update
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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)