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307th Fighter Squadron



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  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

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  • Monk Hunter Airedale Terrier

    Military | 31st Fighter Group

  • James Cooper

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

  • Kenneth Dziesinski

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Assigned 307FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Virgil Fields

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 31st Fighter Group
    CO 307th FS 31st FG Oct 1943 - Feb. 1944 (assigned April 1943 - Feb. 1944). ...

  • Ernest Shipman

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 31st Fighter Group
    Flight leader 307th FS 31st FG 7 air kills Shot down by a P-38J and captured on July 31, 1944 near Budapest, Hungary MACR #7308. P-51D s/n 44-13446 MX+E "Cactus Blossum"

  • Montgomery Throop

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine/squadron commander | 31st Fighter Group
    Major Montgomery H. Throop, Jr. was born in 1918 to U.S. missionary parents in Shanghai, China. He attended high school and college in the U.S. He Joined the AAF has a aviation cadet and graduated with the class of 42A from Brooks Field, TX. ...

  • Edward Tovrea

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Lost flying with the Biggin Hill Sector in Spitfire 19 August 1942. Became a Prisoner of War (POW). The National Archives Records Administration (NARA) does not have a POW record for this airman. ...

  • Lewis Wells

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 307FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed in English Channel when his plane ran out of fuel. Posted missing in action (he was later found dead by Allied ASR (Air Sea Rescue). Air Sea Rescue recovered his body. 19-Aug-42. Killed in Action (KIA). ...


  • ER130

    Supermarine Spitfire ER130 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • JK707

    Supermarine Spitfire JK707 Mk VcT, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • DL828

    Miles Master DL828, assigned to 307FS, 31FG, 8th AF USAAF.

  • MH999

    Supermarine Spitfire MH999 Mk IX, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • ES340

    Supermarine Spitfire ES340 Mk Vc, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • EN255

    Supermarine Spitfire EN255 Mk IX Const #3836, Built at Rolls Royce. ...

  • EN307

    Supermarine Spitfire EN307 Mk IX, Const #3786, Built at Eastleigh. ...

  • 43-6753

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 307FS, 31FG, 15AF USAAF.

  • 44-63178

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Col Samuel R Beckley. Re-assigned to 1st Lt Marvin C Bigelow. Transferred to 307FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal crash Grossbirkach, Germany 24-Jul-47 Pilot Lt Harold D Burkhard.

  • W3370

    First Flown 30-5-41 ...

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