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378th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February 1944 was one...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Lashenden

Connections

People

  • Roscoe Adams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group

  • George Askew

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Leon Bentley

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Alva Bessey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    On June 22, 1944, as part of the 378th FS, 2Lt. Bessey was flying his P-47 as 'Blue 3' in a 3-ship formation. After dropping their 3 - 250 lb. bombs on targets south of Cherbourg using "glide bombing procedure", his unit began strafing ground targets...

  • Wilfred Crutchfield

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group

  • William Foster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 378FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Sedan, France. After 3rd bombing pass on transport column in Bastogne, reported prop had failed, bellied in and walked away. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11435.

  • Charles Freeman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group

  • Craig Gilbert

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • Kevin Gough

    Military | Second Lieutenant

  • William Hall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2231 for A/C #42-75442.

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Aircraft

  • 42-75442

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75580

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75711

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76154

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-76437 'Street Cleaner'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 378FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Sedan, France. After 3rd bombing pass on transport column in Bastogne, pilot 2Lt William B Foster reported prop had failed, bellied in and walked away. POW. 23-Dec-44....

  • 42-76597

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 44-33630

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 06:34:51 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:42:22 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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)

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