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Floyd Joel Gordon Rodmyre

Military

Flight leader 308th FS 31st FG flying Spitfire MK Vb, Mk VIIIHF & MK IX and the P-51B Mustang.
North Africa, Palermo
Was one of the few who started on the P-39 Airacobra, was able to switch to the British Spitfire, and then flew the P-51 Mustang. Ended his service by training others to fly the P-47.

Service

People

  • Leland Molland

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 31st Fighter Group
    CO 308th FS 31st FG MTO ...

  • Henry Roche

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 31st Fighter Group
    Flight leader 308th FS 31st FG 3 ME-109s destroyed

  • James Thorsen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot/Squadron Commander | 31st Fighter Group
    CO 308th FS first and third combat tours HQ 350th FG second combat tour CO 79th FG post War Germany Spitfire Mk VIII HL+B "Nightshade" P-51D HL+B "Nightshade IV" 3 air kills plus 1 ME-262 damaged

  • P. Van Ausdell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 31st Fighter Group
    Flight class 42-H Luke Field, AZ Flight Leader 308th FS 31st FG 12th/15th AF Spitfire Mk Vb, Spitfire Mk VIII and P-51Bs 96 combat missions Lt Col USAFR retired

Units served with

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 308th Fighter Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Minnesota 4 November 1920

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2019 02:30:30 fugari Changes to service number, role, biography, person associations and place associations
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JCook Archives

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21 April 2018 20:26:15 Jpayfer Changes to media associations
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jrp 042118

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2018 20:18:17 Jpayfer Changes to biography
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type-o, correction, jrp

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2018 20:16:55 Jpayfer Changes to nickname
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JR Payfer, 042118

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2018 20:15:29 Jpayfer Changes to biography
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JRPayfer, daughter

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2018 20:13:32 Jpayfer Changes to media associations
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JRPayfer, submitted 042118

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2018 19:36:26 Jpayfer Changes to surname and awards
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This is his daughter edo ting this info. I have his medals & certificates. Can send a picture of them if desired.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:39 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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