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369th Fighter Squadron

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  • 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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Stations

Station Location Date
Based East Wretham

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People

  • Benjamin Albertson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return FTR bomber escort Fredrickshafen. ...

  • Glenn Bach

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 368FS. Returned to 369FS. Crash landed at East Wretham in P-47 14-Jan-44 on return from operations. RTD. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lawrence Bearden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). 10-Aug-44. Awards: PH.

  • Harley Berndt

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 39FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 16 missions, 78 hours. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Credited with 8 E/A destroyed in the air. 65 x missions. ...

  • Robert Borg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lawrence Bouchard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII Fighter Command. Completed 300hrs combat and returned home. ...

  • Charles Breuning

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Hannover/Magdeburg. Crashed near Schwarzenhasel in P-51D 44-14399 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8790. Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Richard Broach

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Graduated US Military Academy West Point Jan-43. Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Berlin in P-51B 42-106771 'Dotty'. Strafed first a barge and then a train on return journey and took flak hit to oil system, A/C...

  • Carey Brown

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with one kill. 110 combat hours. Killed in Training Accident (KITA) in P-51C 42-103293 2 miles NE Knettishall. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-103339

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-103354

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod Mulhouse, Germany hit by flak in coolant system baled out Sarrebourg, France pilot Capt Charles C Ettlesen Evaded (EVD) 25-May-44 MACR 5114.

  • 42-103743

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-103785

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-103799

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106443 Poison

    P-51 Mustang
    Shot down 17 July 1944 by Fw 190A-8 flown by Ofhr Gunther Bersau of the 1st Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 1. The pilot 2Lt Tom Cannon evaded capture. MACR 7164.

  • 42-106469

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106670

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106679

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106771 'Dotty'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Berlin. Strafed first a barge and then a train on return journey and took flak hit to oil system, A/C abandoned when oil pressure zeroed out. Pilot Lt Richard H Branch POW. 30-May-44...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:20:04 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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 / 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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