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Granville H Kinsman

Military

Granville Kinsman served as a fighter pilot with the 375th Fighter Squadron of the 361st Fighter Group, flying missions out of Little Walden, England and Chievres, Belgium. He named one of his P-51s 'Sweet Sue' after his baby daughter.

Service

Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Detroit, MI, USA 1942
Promoted to First Lieutenant 17 November 1944
Crashed Belly Landing due to Engine Failure or Fire (CBLEF) in P-51D 44-14164 Chievres, Belgium 4 April 1945
Take Off Accident (TOA) in P-51D 44-15366 Little Walden, Saffron Walden CB10 1XA, UK 20 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2018 08:25:44 Lucy May Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=kinsman%2C+granvi...

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 00:23:26 the_granville Changes to media associations
Sources

Granville Kinsman is my father.

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2015 00:04:14 the_granville Changes to highest rank, role and media associations
Sources

Granville Kinsman is my father.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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