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522nd Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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  • 27th Fighter Group

    27th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 27th went through two different incarnations during the Second World War. As the 27th Bombardment Group it fought in the Philippines and Java in 1941-42. It was then reformed in the US and sent to North Africa, where it eventually became the 27th...

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Previously was
  • 16th Bomb Squadron

    16th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 9 SOS was originally constituted in 1939 as the 16th Bombardment Squadron (Light) and activated on 1 February 1940.[2] It was stationed at Barksdale Field, LA, and later Hunter Field, GA, before being assigned to Luzon in the Philippines in 1941....

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Connections

People

  • Thomas Buttram

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    July 4, 1944 collision in P47#42-7971 while flying in no. 2 position. Both pilots bailed out suffering major injuries. Other a/c flown by 2Lt. Robert H. Haycock, in s J. Buttram, who was in no. 3 position. Accident occurred near Wellington, Shropshire...

  • James Cooper

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 27th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 307FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 522FBS, 27FBG, 12AF.

  • Robert Fromm

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 27th Fighter Group

  • Arnol Sellars

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 27th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 522FS, 27FG, 12AF USAAF. 56 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recce to Heilbronn A/D in P-47D 44-33066, hit by flak and baled out SW of Grombach. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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