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511th 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
Based Saint-Dizier



  • Clinton Albright

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 511FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF. End of War.

  • Richard Berry

    Military | 370th Fighter Group

  • Albert Bouffard

    Military | First Lieutenant | 370th Fighter Group

  • Dean Burns

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 370th Fighter Group
    Pilot P-38 'Droop Snoot' 44-23162, flew recon of Mortain area, due to overcast reduced altitude and A/C was hit by flak in starboard engine, lost control and baled out along with Observer Major William K Collonan 2 x MIA/FOD. MACR 7862. Awards: PH.

  • Oscar Carlson

    Military | Sergeant | 405th Fighter Group

  • George Carter

    Military | 405th Fighter Group

  • J Cheatham

    Military | 405th Fighter Group

  • Ray Clark

    Military | 405th Fighter Group

  • William Coleman

    Military | Major | Pilot, Commanding Officer | 405th Fighter Group
    On August 15th, 1944, as the end of the German occupation was impending, Major William Coleman, was killed in action when his P 47 crashed in Landisacq (Normandy, Orne), in a spot named Les Champs Masson. ...

  • Russell Cook

    Military | 405th Fighter Group

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:00:14 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)