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2nd Lt. Paul Van Cleef
365 Fighter Group
387 Fighter Squadron



  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 387th Fighter Squadron


  • Paul Van Cleef

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Lt Col Paul L Van Cleef, USAF (Ret), flew the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt in the 365th Fighter Group, 387th Fighter Squadron from December 1943 until the end of the war in 1945. He was stationed at Gosfield, Essex, England in December 23, 1943 and moved...


Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 11:57:34 Memory Book Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Paul L Van Cleef Via American Air Museum Memory Book correspondence.