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John B Rose Jr


Assigned to HQ, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)


  • T1203

    Airspeed Oxford Mk I assigned to 353rd Fighter Group, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-26416 'Soubrette'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Colonel Wayne K Blickenstaff.

Associated Place

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...


Event Location Date
Based 1943 – 1944
End Tour of Duty (ETD) 1944
Promotion Metfield, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.


Date Contributor Update
12 January 2021 19:03:53 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Jonah's Feet Are Dry Pg 631 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list