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52nd Fighter Control Squadron



Part of
  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

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Station Location Date
Based Saffron Walden



  • Jules Bacot

    Military | Corporal | Radio Direction Operator
    Enjoyed my job bringing back the fighters planes and shot up bombers. worked in directional radio towers - 4 operators-2 guards-one staff Sergeant in charge. Loved the english people and the trips to London. (Since the war went to Armstrong and Univ of...

  • Benjamin Pennington

    Military | Corporal | Information Center Operator
    Served in England for approximately two years. WW II Victory Medal/ EAME Ribbon/ GC

  • Glenn Smart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF, transferred to 310th Ferrying Squadron, transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF. ...

  • Clyde Steele

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Direction Operator
    Clyde Steele served with the 52nd Fighter Control Squadron at Saffron Walden. He would guide fighter pilots in difficulties to somewhere they could land safely. ...

  • James Wyatt

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Jan. -May 13, 1944 (wounded in action), 26 missions, flew P-47




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

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