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435th Fighter Squadron

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  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

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    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

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Based Wattisham

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  • William Anderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

  • Robert Baird

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. EOW. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Barsky

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. EOW. Awards: AM(6 OLC), DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Norman Benoit

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 2.5 kills. Completed 2 x Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (7 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Calvin Butler

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Clastras, France in P-38 44-23168. Hit by flak strafing train and crashed near Paris on 17-Jun-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5965. ...

  • Nelson Butler

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Nelson Butler served as a fighter pilot with the 435th Fighter Squadron of the 479th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, flying missions out of Wattisham, England. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Candelaria

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Tarnowitz on 13 Apr 45 in P-51 'My Pride and Joy' #4411755 6

  • Larry Cano

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War. ...

  • Raymond Carter

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Langenselbold A/D hit whilst strafing aircraft, set on fire and crashed at Altenstadt in P-38J 44-23177. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8565. Awards: PH.

  • William Clarke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) 10-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:23:59 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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435th Fighter squadron( P-38 era)
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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