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Harry Fritz Rideout

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 9 September 1944 in AC #4225861. Lt. Rideout was strafing a train with his squadron when they were attacked by F. W. 190's. He was hit and started home with two F. W. 190's chasing him. Last contacted when he said they were attacking him again.

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  • Edward Nebinger

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Ed Nebinger was a Second Lieutenant at 19 years of age. He served as fighter pilot with the 360th Fighter Squadron of the 356th Fighter Group, flying missions from Martlesham Heath, England. Along with the other officers, he lived nearby in Playford...

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Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 9 September 1944
Died 9 September 1944

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Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 02:24:36 Hollyjcondrey@yahoo.com Changes to media associations
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Family collection

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 02:16:31 Hollyjcondrey@yahoo.com Changes to middlename
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Family collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

356th FG Assoc data, MACR 8657 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8657 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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