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379th Fighter Squadron



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  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter 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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Based Lashenden



  • Edward Abdallah

    Military | First Lieutenant | Thunderbolt fighter pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Shot down by enemy aircraft on the 8th of March 1944.

  • James Ashford

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group

  • Robert Barnes

    Military | Lieutenant | 362nd Fighter Group

  • Thomas Beeson

    Military | Brigadier General | Commander | 362nd Fighter Group
    General Beeson was born at Riverside, Calif., in 1922. In 1939, he received a Congressional appointment to the U.S. Military Academy and, six months after Pearl Harbor, participated in a unique training program which enabled cadets to commence flight...

  • William Fredenberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group

  • Raymond Fuchs

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Joined RCAF, assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqd RAF, transferred to USAAF, assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 379FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hugh Houghton

    Military | Captain

  • Theodore Jensen

    Military | Lieutenant | 361st Fighter Group

  • Kenneth Kitts

    Military | Lieutenant

  • Robert Kunz

    Military | First Lieutenant | 361st Fighter Group

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  • 42-75534

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75041

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75672

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 44-20425 Kentucky Colonel

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26633 'Dickee Dee'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 379FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-75465 "Damon's Demon", "Archie and Mehatibel"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Personal aircraft of George "Dad" Rarey, 379th Squadron's main nose art artist until his death (KIA in another aircraft, P-47 42-75042). Aircraft was lost in a collision on June 17th, 1944 while being flown by Lt. Richard Gordon.

  • 42-75042

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Shot down by flak during ground attack on German vehicles near Villers-Bocage, WSW of Caen, while on armed reconnaissance of Granville, Villedieu-les-Poêles, Vire, Percy and Gavray on June 27th, 1944. Pilot, Captain George Rarey, KIA.




Date Contributor Update
01 March 2017 17:32:26 Lucy May Changes to insignia and aircraft types

Correspondence with 379th Fighter Squadron member Sebastian Ramaci's daughter, Lisa Ramaci.

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 06:37:39 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations

my photo

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 06:36:16 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations

my photo

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:42:15 rossingtonj Changes to type

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 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)