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Robert W Delhamer

Military

Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 370FG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 370th Fighter Group
  • 357th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13649 'Clarine'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

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...

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born York County, PA 30 December 1920
Enlisted Harrisburg, PA 16 August 1940
Lived in Baltimore, MD 1941
Based Steeple Morden September 1944 – 27 September 1945

Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Florennes / Juzaine 27 September 1945

Transferred 370FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Sykesville, MD 20 February 2011
Buried Good Shepherd Cemetery, Ellicott City, MD 25 February 2011

Good Shepherd Cemetery
Ellicott City,
Howard County, MD

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2019 20:19:13 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/83717496-robert-w-delhamer
https://www.fold3.com/record/284500389-robert-w-delhamer
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/123326208/robert-w-delhamer

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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