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Enlisting on 18 Februray 1943, Lt. William L. Cimino joined the 368th Fighter Squadron on 25 March 1945. He flew five combat missions with the 359th Fighter Group and completed his tour of duty in September 1945.

L-R: Lt. John T. Gordon, Lt. Robert H. Elliott, Capt. James L. Way, Lt. William L. Cimino, F/O Joseph M. Hill, and F/O Raymond G. Muzzy.

Connections

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

People

  • William Cimino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Elliott

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to the 368th Fighter Squadron on 15 February 1945, Lt. Robert H. Elliott flew 18 combat missions with the 359th Fighter Group before war's end. In September 1945 he completed his tour of duty and returned home to Forest City, NC. ...

  • John Gordon

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    July 1944-Feb. 1945, April-July 1945, 55 missions, 294 hours, P-51D 44-13762 'Cookie'

  • Joseph Hill

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot
    March-Sept. 1945

  • Raymond Muzzy

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot
    Jan. -Sept. 1945

  • James Way

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Jan. -Sept. 1945, P-51D 'Happy' 44-15371, P-51D 'Happy 2' 44-72281

Locations

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 June 2019 14:53:29 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Photo taken at the end of the War courtesy Robert Elliott.
Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.

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