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Gray Alexander Mashburn

Military

Assigned to 552FS, 495FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed in P-47 41-6345 2.5 miles N/E Atcham. Died non Battle (DNB)

Awards: PH.

Service

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. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 552nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-6345

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 552FS, 495FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Reno, NV 22 March 1920

Son of Arthur Gray and Ida C [Lea] Mashburn.

Enlisted Fort Douglas, UT 13 February 1942

Fort Douglas, Utah

Based Atcham 1944 – 5 May 1944

Assigned to 552FS, 495FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died N/E of Atcham 5 May 1944

Crashed in P-47 41-6345 2.5 miles N/E Atcham. Died non Battle (DNB)

Buried Mountain View Cemetery Reno, Washoe County, NV August 1948

Mountain View Cemetery
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2021 17:20:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111101383/gray-a.-mashburn

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