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A well-known photo of Lt Cliff Armstrong about to climb into his aircraft SX-F “8 Gun Melody” (a/c P-47D-1-RE 42-7904) 352nd FS, 353rd FG. Lt Victor L Vogel was lost flying this aircraft January 11, 1944.



  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron


  • Clifford Armstrong

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    A 1938 graduate of Coeymans High School, Clifford Armstrong enlisted in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet in January 1942. Assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group / 352nd Fighter Squadron in England as a P-47 pilot. He flew fighter escort for 8th Air...

  • Victor Vogel

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into North Sea in P-51 #42-7904 '8 Gun Melody' AM w/Oak Leaf Cluster, PH



Date Contributor Update
22 January 2015 11:08:50 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2015 11:06:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations