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Vincent William Ambrose

Military

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 92 missions, 325 hours. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106921 'Baltimore Babe'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to Lt Emory G Johnson. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Schwering aerodrome, struck ground with air scoop which was ripped off, A/C then hit by flak...

  • 43-7013 'Baltimore Babe'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to Lt Luther C Reese. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Munich, last heard on R/T requesting heading after...

  • 44-13633 'Baltimore Babe' 'Satan's Lady / Diane'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to Lt John McAlister. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Madgeburg, element spiralled down to 15,000ft to investigate straggling bomber, A/C last seen in...

  • 44-14038 'Baltimore Babe' 'Satan's Lady'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose. Re-assigned to John W McAlister Jr.

  • 42-8663 'Baltimore Babe'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 370 359 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Vincent W Ambrose.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Maryland, USA 9 June 1921
Lived in Baltimore, Maryland 1940
Enlisted Baltimore, MD, USA 31 March 1942
Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK April 1943 – September 1944

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 23 February 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 22 July 1944

Promoted to Captain.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Buried Wheat Ridge, CO, USA July 2005

Mount Olivet Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA.

Died Englewood, CO, USA 22 July 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2019 14:04:24 Janet Fogg Changes to media associations
Sources

359th Fighter Group Association

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 11:58:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ambrose
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135536015
https://www.fold3.com/page/83786610_vincent_w%20ambrose/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:32 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 / Unit History

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