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Robert J Rankin

Military

Most memorable--5 Me-109s destroyed on 12 May, 1944, one was on Zemke's tail.

DSC/ DFC 3Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM (4)/ BS/ LM/ AAFCM

10 kills/5 in one day

Service

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, DC, USA 23 October 1915

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2018 10:20:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- self

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:29:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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