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Headquarters (356th Fighter Group)



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  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter 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...

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Based Martlesham Heath



  • William Almen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 356th Fighter Group

  • Arthur Ashkenase

    Military | Warrant Officer | Hospital Sergeant Major | 356th Fighter Group

  • William Bailey

    Military | 356th Fighter Group

  • Bardin

    Military | Lieutenant | Statistical Section | 356th Fighter Group

  • Edward Barnhard

    Military | Lieutenant | 356th Fighter Group

  • David Belcher

    Military | Captain | Finance | 356th Fighter Group

  • James Benear

    Military | Private First Class | 356th Fighter Group

  • Airus Bergstrom

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 356FG HQ, 8AF USAAF. 72 missions in 256 combat hours. Credited 1.5 [Ground]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Jerome Berkowitz

    Military | Sergeant | 356th Fighter Group

  • Beverly Bunce

    Military | Captain | Supply | 356th Fighter Group

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  • 42-25513

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 43-25531 'Judy' 'Georgia Peach'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Flak damaged 19-May-44. Lost 18-Sep-44 - Lt Robert G Kelley - Evaded MACR 8996.




Date Contributor Update
27 December 2017 15:42:03 WD-C Mustang Changes to aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
-the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

These are the duplicate entries:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 AAM AAM ingest

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)