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15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron



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Based Middle Wallop



  • William Brackett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    He enlisted reserve corps on 29 may 1942 and sought aviation cadet training On 3 November 1943. He entered active service as a second lieutenant and continued training in single engine aircraft. He departed the United States on 23 August 1944 to serve...

  • Clyde East

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | fighter pilot-1055 single engine/squadron commander | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    RCAF June 1941 - Jan 1944 ...

  • John Hoefker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Captain John H Hoefker, piloted North American P-51C Mustang 42-103368 to shoot down three enemy aircraft in June 1944. He became the 10th Photo Recon Group's most successful combatant with credits of 8½ air victories.

  • Ralph Knoebel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Ralph served as a pilot in the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the 10th Photo Recon Group out of Middle Wallop, England. On 22 June 1944, he was shot down flying F-6 42-103378 fifteen miles west of St Quentin, France and was Killed in Action....

  • Leland Larson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Flight leader 15th TRS Dec. 1944 - July 1945 6 air kills while flying 77 combat missions Scored last AAF kill in the ETO on May 8, 1945.

  • Harris Levey

    Military | Sergeant | Photographer | 446th Bomb Group

  • Salvatore Mecca

    Military | First Lieutenant | 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group
    Salvatore Mecca from Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, served with the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in Europe. He died of wounds on 15 July 1944 and is buried in Normandy American Cemetery.

  • Louis Placek

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe, Air Offensive Europe ...

  • James Warenskjold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Reconnaissance Pilot | 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group


  • 42-103211 'Phyllis'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 15TCS, 10PRG, 9AF USAAF. Lost to flak on 24-Dec-44 near Bastogne. 2Lt Alfred R. Tenny was KIA (MACR 11426).

  • 42-103382

    F-6 Mustang
    North American P-51C-5-NT Mustang (F-6C) Serial 42-103382 of the 15th TRS, 10th PRG, XIX TAC. Aircraft shot down by Fw 190A-8 flown bo Oblt Alfred Neumayer of JG 4/1 at Bellheim, E of Landau and crashed 3 km NW of Dahnk SW of Pirmasens, Germany 29th...

  • 42-103368 'Nadine'

    P-51 Mustang
    North American P-51C-5-NT [F-6C] Mustang 42-103368 15th Tactical Recon Squadron (coded 5M-G) 10th Photo Recon Group, 9th AF . This Mustang was later named "Nadine" when assigned to Lt. Henry Lewis in July 1944. This Mustang survived the war, only to...

  • EP179 'Mary James'

    Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb EP179 Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • BL243

    Supermarine Spitfire BL243 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • 44-14597

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 15TRS, 10PRG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-103443

    P-51 Mustang




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 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)