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85th Service Group

Group

Structure

Part of
  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

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Previously was
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Became
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Stations

Station Location Date
Based East Wretham
Based Martlesham Heath

Connections

People

  • Austin Sands

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Executive Officer; Commanding Officer | 356th Fighter Group

Aircraft

  • DE262

    Tiger Moth
    de Havilland Tiger Moth DE262, assigned to HQ Sqn, 85th Service Group 8th AF USAAF.

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2019 16:01:32 Emily Changes to type, unit part of associations and unit encompassing associations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, p130

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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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