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James N Poindexter

Military

James Poindexter served as a fighter pilot with the 352nd Fighter Squadron of the 353rd Fighter Group out of Raydon, England. On 3 January 1945, he was killed when his P-51 Mustang #44-14859, crashed at Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    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

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 27 April 1921
Enlisted 21 March 1942
Died Capel St Mary, UK 3 January 1945
Buried Allen, TX, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2016 10:47:28 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=poindexter%2C+jam...

Findagrave: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=10457749&PIpi=6880962

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 11:07:29 ------- Changes to highest rank
Sources

353rd FG Records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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