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Alfred Blade

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Juvincourt

    Military site : airfield

  • Fritzlar

    Military site : airfield

  • Bretigny

    Military site : airfield

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

  • Metz

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

  • Aachen

    Military site : airfield

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Saint Paul, MN 24 November 1911
Lived in Saint Paul, MN October 1940

647 East Maryland Avenue

Worked for St. Paul Auditorium

Enlisted Fort Snelling, Minnesota 1 November 1942
Died Portland, OR 31 July 1975
Buried 3 August 1975

Dallas Cemetery
Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2020 23:30:45 466thHistorian Changes to role
Sources

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10204974161733840&set=oa.10153772365...

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2020 15:31:47 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://hellhawks.org/388_roster.html
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1403505
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28056117/alfred-blade
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44018_02_00...

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