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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 AdamsFletcher Eugene1st LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-11P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2 AckleyJohn W 1st LtO-757940USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3 AckleyJohn W 1st LtO-757940USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4 AcostaMoney J Jr2nd LtO-763018USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group383rd Fighter Squadron
1944-08-24P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
5 AdaminaRobert E CaptainO-421091USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group82nd Fighter Squadron
1943-05-14P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
6 AdamsWLieutenantUSAAFBomber Command617 Sqd
1945-04-05LancasterIPB415KC-OWoodhall Spa1130FerryCrash landed at Lossiemouth
7 AdamsWLieutenantUSAAFBomber Command617 Sqd
1945-05-16LancasterIPD139YZ-LWoodhall Spa1148TrainingHit ground near Oberg
8 AdamsWFlying OfficerUSAAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-07-24LancasterIIIPA992LE-YEast Kirkby2139StuttgartCrashed near Tramont-Emz {Meurthe-et-Moselle}Evader
9 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainFlight LieutenantO-7403242nd August 1921AmericanPilotDFC (Oak Leaf Cluster)

AM (Silver and 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)

PH

USAAF 8th Air ForceUS Army Air Force362nd Fighter Squadron (357th Fighter Group)1944-05-30P-51 MustangB43-12468 'Southern Belle'G4:L9 confirmed kills. (x4 Bf-109 (x2 in one sortie)), x3 Me-110 (all in one sortie), x1 Fw-190, x1 shared Bf-109, x1 shared Me-410)Leiston (Station #373), Suffolk, EnglandBomber escort (Mission #380) to Bernburg, GermanySee Archive Report for detailsMurderedRepatriated in 1949 and buried at the Bethsaida Cemetery, Ida, Louisiana
10 AdamsGeorge WCPTO-661263USAAF23rd Fighter1944-12-261 Luftwaffe destroyedEuropean Theatre
11 AdamsWilliam A.Sergeant338330611925AmericanNose TurretUSAAF8th Air Force854th Bomber Squadron (491st Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-24B-24 Wham Bam! Thank You, Ma'mJ42-1101076X:NNorth Pickenham (Station #143), Norfolk, EnglandHannover-Langenhagen AirfieldSee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
12 AdamsFletcher Eugene2nd LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-02-22P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
13 AdamsFletcher Eugene2nd LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-18P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
14 AbrahamClayton S.1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-7510788th June 1921AmericanPilotAM (Oak Leaf Cluster)

PH

USAAF9th Air Force573rd Bomber Squadron (391st Bombardment Group (M))1944-12-23B-26C42-107747T6:TRoye-Amy (Station A-73), FranceRailroad Viaduct, Ahrweiler, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledLorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold Plot B, Row 20, Grave 25
15 AdamsFletcher Eugene1st LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-24P-51 Mustang3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
16 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-19P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
17 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)

During an escort to Ludwigshaven on 27 May, the 364th Fighter Squadron jumped a large formation of Bf 109s about 20 miles southwest of Strasbourg. “I was leading Blue Flight with Lt. (Thomas) Harris flying my No. 3 when we went down on a Bf 109 that was diving away,” said Major John Storch. “Lt. Harris’ element was in position when we went down followed by our Green Flight.” Lt. Leroy A. Ruder was the number three man in Green Flight. “As my flight leader was getting into position to fire on one of the enemy aircraft, I observed a Bf 109 trying to get into position to attack him,” Ruder reported. “I immediately broke into the enemy aircraft and at the same time expected my wingman (Lt. Cyril Conklin) to break with me. I do not know where he went. I had my hands full with the 109 I was fighting and since my radio was out could not ask my wingman for his position.” Conklin scored two kills in the fight but fell victim to a Bf 109 and wound up as a POW. “When the dogfight was finished I had my No. 2 and Green Flights 1 and 2 and a 352nd group plane with me,” said Storch. “I started spiraling for altitude and the bombers, which were out of sight. I called Lt. Harris and finally got him, and he said he was OK and hunting for me. I told him my position as nearly as possible, my altitude and course, and a stayed in the area for approximately 15 minutes.” Harris may have collided with Dean Post; he became a POW, while Post was killed when his Mustang crashed. Despite the losses, the toll the squadron exacted on the enemy was impressive. In addition to Conklin’s kills, Storch scored two and a half victories, Harris and Lt. Morris Stanley two each, and Ruder, Lts. Paul Fairweather, Robert Shaw and Mark Stepleton one each. The 362nd was climbing behind the lead box of bombers. “Between five and six enemy aircraft came down through the bombers and turned left to the same heading that we had,” said Lt. Fletcher Adams. “We started to chase them. One went to the left, with Capt. (John) England following and I saw pieces fall off that aircraft as Capt. England shot at him. The second one went to the right with Capt. (Calvert) Williams shooting at him. There were pieces coming off him. The two directly in front of us started a gentle turn to the left. The one in the inside tightened his turn and I told Lt. (Gilbert) O’Brien to get him.” This plane made two 360-degree turns to the left, said O’Brien. “I shot a 90-degree deflection shot. Not seeing any hits, he rolled out square in front of me. I had a little excess speed and came right in behind him. I began to overshoot and saw his canopy come off. I slid right up beside him with my flaps down. He bailed out as I was alongside of him at about 12,000 feet. His chest was covered in blood and he hit the rudder. I did not see his chute open.” Meanwhile, the second Fw 190 continued in a gentle turn with Adams in pursuit. Adams fired, scoring hits. “At about 10,000 feet, he seemed to be trying an outside loop, so I rolled out, and when I lifted my wing I saw an explosion on the ground and a parachute in the neighborhood of the crash.” In addition to these victories, Lts. Herschel Hill, John Pugh and Alden Smith also brought down enemy planes.
18 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-30P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
19 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-30P-51 Mustang9Murdered
Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
20 AdamsGeorge W CaptainO-661263USAPilotUSAAF36th Fighter Group23rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
21 AdamsLouis W Jr1st LtO-756431USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group77th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-07P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
22 AdamsLouis W Jr1st LtO-756431USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group77th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-29P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
23 AdamsLouis W Jr1st LtO-756431USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group77th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-16P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
24 AdamsMartin E 1st LtO-802964USAPilotUSAAF404th Fighter Group506th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-24P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
25 AdamsRobert G 1st LtO-820187USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group375th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
26 ZweizigJames A 1st LtO-821830USAPilotUSAAF371st Fighter Group404th Fighter Squadron
1945-04-17P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
27 AbbottEarl L CaptainO-660088USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-29P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
28 USAUSAAF9th Air Force

1942-12-04Consolidated B-24 LiberatorFor the first time in WW2, the USAAF bombs Italy. Consolidated B-24 Liberator of the 9th Air Force attack the port of Naples. The cruiser 'Muzio Attendolo' is sunk. The cruisers 'Raimondo Monteccucoli' and 'Eugenio di Savoia', as well as 4 destroyers are damaged.
29 USAAF303rd Bombardment Group359th Bombardment Squadron

Either B-17F-25-BO (S/N 42-24565) 'Idaho Potato Peeler' or B-17F-40-BO (S/N 42-5243) 'FDR's Potato Peeler Kids' of the 303rd Bomb Group, 359th Bomb Squadron (BN-P). (U.S. Air Force photo)#42-5243 named 'FDR's Potato Peeler'BN PCrossing the Brittany coast at Porsguen, in 1943, after having carried out its mission in Brest. 42-5243 aircraft will be lost 1943-05-14.

42-24565 will be lost November 5, 1943, shot down by the Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-6 of the Uffz Hand Ahrend of 2./JG 3, above Holland. Among the crew, 1 killed and 9 prisoners.
30 Evans Lawrence Brooks Sergeant 3725437026th November 1915 in AlabamaAmericanTail GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force360th Bomber Squadron (303rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-12-30B-17 Woman’s Home CompanionG42-39795PU-EMolesworth (Station #107), Cambridgeshire, EnglandI.G. Farben Chemical Works at Ludwigshafen (Mission #169), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and interred at the Union Cemetery, Woodville, Jackson County, Alabama
31 Stretton William CTechnical SergeantSergeant39293032AmericanEngineerAM

PH

USAAF8th Air Force325th Bomber Squadron (92nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-10-03B-17G43-38445NV:QPodington (Station #109), Bedfordshire, EnglandNürnberg, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia
32 AagebergJames B 1st LtO-813104USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
33 AalOlger I 2nd LtO-762186USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-04P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
34 AbbottEarl LCPTO-660088USAUSAAF328th Fighter Interceptor1944-03-220.25 Luftwaffe destroyedEuropean Theatre. Source
35 AbbottGeorge W.Staff Sergeant391675271916AmericanEngineer/GunnerUSAAF15th Air Force440th Bomber Squadron (319th Bombardment Group (M))1943-12-19B-26 Miss EvereadyC41-34881B/N 77Decimomannu airfield, SardiniaMarshalling yards at Foligno, ItalySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 17B Krems-Gneixendorf, near Krems Austria
36 AbbottEarl LeroyMajorSquadron LeaderO-660088USAPilotSilver Star

DFC(2 OLC)

AM(8 OLC, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze)

PH

USAAF352nd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force328th Fighter Squadron
1945-01-24P-51 MustangD44-14710 Flossie III4RAF BodneyFailed to Return Fighter sweep AachenAssigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. MACR 12319.KIACambridge American Cemetery, Tablets of the Missing
1st Lt Earl L Abbott of the 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group poses with his P-47D 42-8435 'Sandra Lee'.

European Theatre
37 AbbottEarl LCPTO-660088USAUSAAF328th Fighter Interceptor1944-03-220.25 Luftwaffe destroyedEuropean Theatre. Source afhistory.af.mil
38 AbbottEarl L CaptainO-660088USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-22P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
39 AbbottEarl L CaptainO-660088USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-04-29P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
40 USAAF USAAF 9th Air Force344th Bombardment Group497th Bombardment Squadron
1945-02-23Martin MarauderB-26G-11-MA43-34565Attack on enemy comms centre Erkelenz Germany
Enveloped in flames after enemy flak scored a direct hit on left engine. All 8 crew killed
41 AbbottEarl L MajorO-660088USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-02P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
42 AbbottEarl L MajorO-660088USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-21P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
43 AbbottEarl L MajorO-660088USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-21P-51 Mustang4.75Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
44 AbdallahEdward A 2nd LtO-745255USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group379th Fighter Squadron
1944-02-25P-47 Thunderbolt0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
45 AbelLuther J 2nd LtO-686799USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group84th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-30P-47 Thunderbolt0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
46 AbelLuther J 1st LtO-686799USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group84th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
47 AbernathyRobert W 2nd LtO-767055USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-23P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
48 AbernathyRobert W 2nd LtO-767055USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-02P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
49 AbernathyRobert W 1st LtO-767055USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
50 AbernathyRobert W CaptainO-767055USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1945-04-10P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)

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