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A force of 126 P-47s from: 4FG, 56FG, 352FG, and 355FG are despatched on a fighter sweep over dunkirk and the Dutch Islands. 1 aircraft is damaged on take-off, hitting a tree. Pilot makes wheels up landing in a field and is OK. Aircraft repaired.
1. DUNKIRK / DUTCH ISLANDS
Fighter sweep of from Dunkirk to Dutch Islands. 344th Fighter Group fire mission. 335Fighter Group has one Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) when pilot hits a tree on take-off. Pilot OK
The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...
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...
Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...
Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...
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Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
Killed in Action (KIA) in P-47D 42-22531 352FG/328FS. The aircraft either had mechanical failure or the pilot was suffering from Anoxia and crashed into the English Channel 50 miles east of the Blackwater Estuary, UK. 1 KIA MACR 562.
P-47D-2-RA 42-22531 was assigned to the 352FG/328FS at Bodney, UK On 14-Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT William H. Alm, crashed into the English Channel upon return from a fighter sweep of the Knokke/Calaise area. Cause not determined. Possibly a...