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42-22549

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...

  • 357th Fighter Squadron
  • 367th Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Momberger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Bailed out over the Nort Sea on the return from a bomber support mission after P-51B #43-6508 suffered engine trouble. ASR unable to locate. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Places

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 12 August 1944

Lieutenant Eugene E Garrett killed in action in the Argentan area with 367th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2015 16:36:06 Pyker Changes to aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings and person associations
Sources

Corrected erroneous entry referring to P-51 details and removed reference to Lt. Fuller.

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2015 23:59:35 daba82 Changes to aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
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Donna Bonning

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 13:41:40 Pyker Changes to nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Added additional data including markings and previous service with 355th Fighter Group.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8581 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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