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  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

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  • Clarence Anderson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 357th Fighter Group
    Clarence "Bud" Anderson enlisted shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour. He earned his pilots wing in September 1942 and joined the 357th Fighter Group a year later. In late 1943, Anderson and the 357th arrived in Europe, where they quickly...

  • Joseph Broadhead

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 362FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 13th highest scoring ace of 357FG. Credited 8 x kills [4 x Me109, 3 x Fw190, 1 x Me110]. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 375FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended 2 Tours of Duty (ETD[2]). ...

  • Guernsey Carlisle

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot / Squadron C/O | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. C/O 363FS 20-Sept-44 – Jan-45. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edwin Chickering

    Military | Brigadier General | Group Commander | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 367FG, 9AF USAAF., ...

  • Paul De Vries

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 357th Fighter Group

  • Irwin Dregne

    Military | Captain | 357th Fighter Group

  • Andrew Evans

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot / Group Commander | 357th Fighter Group

  • Robert Foy

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Forced to ditch off Deal, Kent after engine failure on 3 Mar 1944 in P-51B #43-6998. Rescued by ASR. RTD ...

  • Thomas Gates

    Military | Major | 357th Fighter Group

  • Donald Graham

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot; Group Commander | 357th Fighter Group
    Don Graham served as a pilot with the 357th Fighter Group.

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 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)