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Charles W Dinse

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People

  • Stanley Pidduck

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 353rd Fighter Group
    Born on the 31st July 1914, Stanley R. Pidduck, Jr. was the son of Stanley Roberts Pidduck and Elizabeth Mary Gill. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corp during World War II, spending 19 months in Europe as a P-47 and P-51 pilot, reaching the rank of Lt...

  • Richard Stearns

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sehestedt on 9 Apr 44 in P-47 42-8499 Crashed near Sehestedt on 9 Apr 44 in P-47 #428499, the "Georgia Peach". POW at Stalag Luft 1. Flew more than 50 missions from 3 Oct 1943 to 9 Apr 1944. 3.5 victories

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Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    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...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-108 BOMBER ESCORT

    19 August 1943
    A combined force of 178 P-47s are despatched from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG to provide escort for the B-17 formations despatched to bomb the Gilze-Rijen and Woensdrecht airfields in Holland. 4FG and 78FG provide fighter cover on the penetration and...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-114 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    25 August 1943
    90 P-47 are despatched from 56FG and 353FG on fighter sweeps in the Dunkirk/Lille/Le Touquet area of France. There are no losses or claims.

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-116 BOMBER ESCORT

    27 August 1943
    A combined force of 173 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to provide fighter escort for the bomber formations attacking the V-Weapon site at Watten, France. Freeman's "The Mighty Eighth War Diary" lists 1 aircraft MIA from 353FG,...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-119 BOMBER ESCORT

    31 August 1943
    160 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG and 353FG are despatched to escort the B-17 formations bombing the German airflied at Amiens/Glisy, France. 2 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KIA 1POW. The aircraft collided with eachother at 30,000 feet nine miles...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-120 BOMBER ESCORT

    2 September 1943
    A combined force of 182 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the B-17 bomber formations that are sent to attck German airfields in NW France. Because the weather hampers boming efforts and most of the formations abort, the...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-121 BOMBER ESCORT

    3 September 1943
    160 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the B-17 formations German airfields within their range in NW France. 1 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR)-1POW and 2 are damaged. The fighters claim 4-1-0 of attacking German fighters.

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-125 BOMBER ESCORT

    6 September 1943
    A combined force of 176 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG were despatched to escort the B-17s attacking at Stuttgart, Germany. The bomber groups get separated and disorganised making fighter coverage nearly impossible. One P-47 Failed to Return ...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-126 BOMBER ESCORT

    7 September 1943
    A combined force of 178 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG are despatched to escort the B-17 and B-24 formations attacking at Brussels, Belgium and Bergen, Holland. 2 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR)-1KIA 1POW and 1 ran out of gas on return and...

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-128 BOMBER ESCORT

    9 September 1943
    215 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; and 353FG are despatched is support of OPERATION STARKEY to escort the 330 bombers participating in VIII Bomber Command mission 94. This si the first combat operation for 352FG as they fly a patrol over the...

  • VIII Fighter Squadron FO-132 BOMBER ESCORT

    15 September 1943
    201 P-47s from: 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; and 353FG are despatched to provide escort for the B-17 formations attcking targets at Romilly-sur-Seine and Paris, France. The fighters claim 0-0-1 of attacking German fighters. 2 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR)...

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Events

Event Location Date
End Tour of Duty (ETD)
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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 04:16:59 Jessica C Smith Changes to mission associations
Sources

https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/mission73-february-4-...
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/mission71-january-30-...
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/mission69-january-25-...
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/mission68-january-23-...
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/mission66-january-21-...

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 03:43:09 Jessica C Smith Changes to mission associations
Sources

https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/mission76-february-8-...

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 03:35:39 Jessica C Smith Changes to mission associations
Sources

https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/mission90-march-8-194...

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 03:11:06 Jessica C Smith Changes to mission associations
Sources

https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/mission44-november-13...

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 01:14:44 Jessica C Smith Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/29999

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 01:10:44 Jessica C Smith Changes to nickname
Sources

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/usa/aircrafts-2-3/p-47/p-47d-42-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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