354th Fighter Group by William N Hess, Chris Davey

By William N Hess, Chris Davey

ВЂ˜I imagine the good fortune of the 354th because the best workforce within the ecu theatre for aerial victories is because of a number of issues. First was once the preliminary education of the squadrons prior to deployment to England. Colonel Ken Martin nurtured the gang from its infancy, and all of the excellence that later confirmed via will be positioned at his doorstep. regardless of his formative years, he knew find out how to foster teamwork and insist perfection in flying. there has been not anything extra very important than getting the gang off at the correct foot. moment, our pilots have been taught to fly mutual aid, and practised it faithfully. there have been no "hot" pilots within the 354th, merely "excellent" pilots. 3rd, males like Glenn Eagleston gave recommendation and warnings approximately strive against strategies and guarding one's tail. This ready our pilots for lurking risks, whatever the opposite teams won't have done.’ Brigadier basic James Howard, Commanding Officer of the 354th Fighter crew

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Shoup managed to stay with him, scoring as they rushed earthwards. At about 5000 ft the Fw 190 went into a spin, which continued until it crashed. When the day's total was added up, the 354th had scored a confirmed 20 victories, with several more probables and damaged. Four pilots did not return from the air battle, one of them as a result of a mid-air collision with a Bf 109. Howard led the group again the next day, this time to help bring home B-17s and B-24s from Marienberg and Gdynia, where they had bombed aircraft factories.

The 'chute opened and the aircraft continued to fall through the overcast. 'I turned with the second '109, who was trying to pick up deflection on me. ' Early 354th FG ace Lt Charles Gumm Jr lost his life when his P-51B-1 42-106749 crashed into a field near the village of Nayland on 1 March 1944. Gumm had been on a routine training sortie over Norfolk when his Mustang's engine began to run rough, and instead of bailing out he decided to try and return to Boxted. The fighter's engine quit within sight of the airfield, and Gumm just managed to clear the row of houses visible in the background of this photograph before clipping the tree around which the shattered wreckage of his Mustang can be seen (USAAF) 31 32 Lt Mark Tyner picked up the only other victory of the day.

13 April was a very active day for the 354th. Lt Col Bickell was to have led the Mustangs to Schweinfurt, but engine trouble turned him back and Capt Maurice Long of the 355th FS took over. Shortly after the group had rendezvoused with 172 B-17s from the 1st Bomb Division, the Luftwaffe arrived in force. Lt William Y Anderson was flying wing to Lt Glenn Eagleston as part of the 353rd FS's Red flight, and recalled the action; 'Following rendezvous, the lead box of bombers was tapped by 40 Fw 190s, which came in high and head-on.

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