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James Bell Dickson

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) - crashed near Haularwijk. Friesland, Netherlands in P-51 43-7147 on 8 April 1944.

Service

Units served with

  • 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 Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-7147 'Miss Aberdeen'

    P-51 Mustang
    Crashed between the Rendijk and Elleboogsvaart roads, Haulerwijk, Friesland, Netherlands on 8th April 1944. ...

Associated Place

  • 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
Died Emden, Germany 8 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3728 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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