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Frederick J Bitter


Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 14FG, 5FW, 12AF USAAF. 50 combat missions. Credited 1 x probable[Me109], 1 x damaged[Me109]. Completed Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (7 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 26 February 1917
Lived in Butler, PA, USA 1941
Based Duxford 13 January 1943 – 26 January 1943

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred North Africa February 1943 – September 1943

Transferred to 14FG, 5FW, 12AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) North Africa September 1943

Completed Tour Duty (ETD).

Died Butler, PA, USA 9 February 1994


Date Contributor Update
15 November 2016 21:08:09 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2016 21:04:09 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:26 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list