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346th Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Known Base and Mission locations:

• Viareggio, Italy
• Tarqinia Italy
• Piacenza Italy
• Borzonasca, Italy
• Rosignano, Italy
• Brenner Pass, Austria
• Sardinia, Italy

Structure

Part of
  • 350th Fighter Group

    350th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 350th Fighter Group was always intended to join the Twelfth Air Force in the North African campaign as a tactical fighter organisation, using P-39 Airacobras in ground attacks. The pilots flew practice missions from the UK before flying their...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Coltishall November 1942 – 3 June 1943

Connections

People

  • John Diffendal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 350th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 346FS, 350FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bologna 23-Dec-44 in P-47D 42-28827 fell victim to flak Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 14557. Awards: SS, AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Henry Tatum

    Military | First Lieutenant | P-47 Pilot | 350th Fighter Group
    1st Lt. H. E. Tatum – P-47 6C6 “Sugar Tit” 1st Lt. Tatum was with the 346th for 9 months from May to the end of the war in February45. He served in the air campaigns over Tarquinia and Pisa, Italy.

  • John Urban

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 350th Fighter Group
    22 October 1942 P-400 BX418 on ferry flight to Burtonwood from Ayr plane developed fuel problems. Weather conditions and oil on windshield made landing difficult. On 4th attempt, overshot runway and a truck drove on the runway. In the collision, both...

Aircraft

  • 42-28827 'Jersey Jerk'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Donald J Strait. Re-assigned to Capt Edward L Faison. Transferred to 346FS, 350FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Bologna 23-Dec-44 to flak pilot Lt John Diffendal...

  • LB640

    Hurricane
    Hurricane Mk I LB640, which was being operated as a target-tug with the P-39-equipped 346th Fighter Squadron, 350th Fighter Group, 12th AF USAAF in Sardinia in early 1944. ...

  • 44-19606 Sugar Tit

    P-47 Thunderbolt

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2016 18:03:44 Flying_Jug86 Changes to description
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Henry Tatum

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2016 18:02:12 Flying_Jug86 Changes to person associations and aircraft associations
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Henry Edward Tatum

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2016 17:53:30 Flying_Jug86 Changes to aircraft types and media associations
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1st Lt. H. E. Tatum – P-47 6C6 “Sugar Tit”

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2016 17:33:20 Flying_Jug86 Changes to type
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1st Lt. H. E. Tatum

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2016 17:32:44 Flying_Jug86 Changes to type, nicknames, insignia and air forces
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1st Lt. H. E. Tatum

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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