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551st Fighter Squadron

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People

  • John Beauchamp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    KIS while on training mission, misjudged location and crashed into ground on Moel Copog. Atchan was a training base for fighter pilots until 1945. It belonged to the 8th AAF .

  • Joseph Bemkel

    Military | Corporal | 495th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Joseph Benkel

    Military | Corporal | 495th Fighter Group

  • Robert Deibel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    Crashed during training flight on 4 Feb 1944 in P-47C 41-6412. RTD.

  • John Eskew

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 495th Fighter Group

  • Charles Griffin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    Crashed near Condover, Shropshire during local aerobatics training flight on 2 Feb 1944 in P-47C #41-6206. Died Non Battle (DNB), Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA).

  • Raymond Lancaster

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    Crashed on landing on a x-country flight from Atcham to Middle Wallop on 1 Mar 1944 in P-47D #42-7969. RTD.

  • Cleon Thornton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    Crashed on landing at RAF Stoke Orchard , Gloucestershire after a training mission in P-47D 42-7966. RTD.

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Revisions

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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