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L - R: Capt. Bernard Borelli & Capt. Bertrum E Ellingson 360th Fighter Squadron.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron


  • Bernard Borelli

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Served two tours. Flew 99 missions, 335:25 hours, flew P-47D's including 'Jersey Panic' and P-51D's. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to the ranks of Lt Colonel.

  • Bertrum Ellingson

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 kills in 113 missions. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: SS, DSM, DFC (2 OLC), AM (6 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, American Defense, National Defense. Post war: Remained in USAF till 1963.


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