357th FG Gun Film

Aces of the 357th FG

357th FG ACES

 This data is extracted from Stars and Bars: A Tribute to the American Fighter Ace 1920-1973 by Dr. Frank Olynyk.  Grub Street, UK, 1995.

            Legend: Total scores 5/2/1 are destroyed/probables/damage  A/D: Airdrome A/F: Airfield

 

Capt. Fletcher E. Adams

1944

Feb 22             Me-109                       P-51B              362 FS             NW of Bernburg

Mar 18             Me-109                       “                       “                       NW of Paris

Apr 11             2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       N of Magdeburg

Apr 24             3 Me-110s                   “                       “                       Munich area

May 19            0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       Hagenow area

May 27            FW-190                       “                       “                       N of Strasbourg

May 30            0.5 Me-410                 “                       “                       W of Bernburg

 

Total 9/0/0

KIA, aerial combat, May 30, 1944 near Bernburg

 

Capt. Clarence E. Anderson, Jr.

1944

Feb 20             Me-109 dmgd              P-51B              363 FS             N of Dresden

Mar 8               Me-109                       “                       “                       NW of Hannover

Apr 11             Me-109, 1 dmgd          “                       “                       W of Hannover

                        0.25 He-111                “                       “                       W of Hannover

Apr 30             FW-190                       “                       “                       SE of Orleans

May 8              FW-190                       “                       “                       Soltau

May 12            Me-109                       “                       “                       NE of Frankfurt

May 27            2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       N & W of Strasbourg

May 30            Me-109                       “                       “                       E of Schonebeck

Jun 29              3 FW-190s                  “                       “                       SW of Leipzig

July 7               Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Leipzig

Nov 27                        2 FW-190s, 1 prob      P-51D              “                       Magdeburg area

Dec 5               2 FW-190s, 1 prob      “                       “                       W of Berlin

                       

Total 16.25/2/2

 

1st Lt. Raymond M. Bank

1944

Dec 24             Me-109                       P-51D              364 FS             S of Kassel

1945

Jan 14              3 FW-190                    “                       “                       S of Schwerin

Mar 2               Me-109                       “                       “                       SE of Magdeburg

 

Total 5/0/0

POW, flak, Mar 2, 1945

 

 

Capt. Robert H. Becker

1944

Feb. 25            1.5 Me-110s                P-51B              362 FS             Regensburg

Apr 13             FW-190                       “                       “                       S of Mannheim

Apr 30             Me-109                       “                       “                       S of Paris

May 30            3 Me-109s                   “                       “                       Bernburg area

Jul 29               0.5 Me-109                 P-51D              “                       W of Merseberg

 

Total 7/0/0

Died Apr 29, 1972

 

Capt. Donald H. Bochkay

1944

Mar 5               0.33 FW-190               P-51B              363 FS             S of Bordeaux

Mar 6               2 Me-110s                   “                       “                       W of Berlin

Apr 8               Me-109                       “                       “                       NW of Braunsweig

Apr 11             0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       Magdeburg

Apr 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       NE of Munich

Jun 29              Me-109                       “                       “                       Schoningen

Jul 5                 FW-190, Me-109        P-51C              “                       SE of Rouen

Jul 25               Me-109, 1 dmgd          P-51D              “                       Paris

Jul 29               FW-190                       “                       “                       SW of Merseberg

Dec 5               2 FW-190s                  “                       “                       NE of Berlin

1945

Feb 9               Me-262                       P-51K             “                       Fulda

Apr 18             Me-262                       P-51D              “                       SW of Prague

 

Total 13.83/0/1

Died Jul 22, 1990

357th FG Gun Film

Maj. Joseph E. Broadhead

1944

Feb 25             Me-109                       P-51B              362 FS             Regensburg area

Mar 6               Me-110                       “                       “                       East Berlin

Mar 16             Me-410 dmgd              “                       “                       S of Stuttgart

Apr 22             FW-190, 1 dmgd         “                       “                       Brunswick

Apr 30             Me-109                       “                       “                       S of Paris

May 28            FW-190                       “                       “                       NW of Magdeburg

Dec 5               FW-190                       P-51D              “                       Berlin area

1945

Jan 14              Me-109                       “                       “                       NW of Berlin

 

Total 8/0/2

Died Dec 20, 1970

 

Capt. James W. Browning

1944

Apr 24             Me-109                       P-51B              363 FS             N of Augsburg

May 27            Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Strasbourg

May 30            Me-109                       P-51C              “                       NE of Schonebeck

Jun 29              1.5 Me-410s                P-51B              “                       SW of Leipzig

                        0.5 FW-190                 “                       “                       “

Dec 5               Me-109                       P-51D              “                       N of Berlin

1945

Jan 14              Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Branddenberg

“                       2 Me-109 prob, 1 dmg “                      “                       “

 

Total 7/2/1

MIA Feb 9, 1945

 

Capt. John B. Carder

1944

Feb 22             Me-109                       P-51B              364 FS             Bernburg area

“                       FW-190 dmgd             “                       “                       The Hague area

Mar 2               Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Frankfurt

Mar 6               Me-109                       “                       “                       E of Bremen

Mar 8               FW-190                       “                       “                       S of Berlin

Apr 11             Me-109                       “                       “                       NE of Leipzig

Apr 19             Me-109                       “                       “                       SE of Kassel

Apr 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       S of Munich

 

Total 7/0/1

POW (air combat) May 12, 1944

Killed in civil aircraft Oct 1, 1961

 

Maj. Leonard K. Carson

1944

Apr 8               0.5 Me-109                 P-51B              362 FS             SW of Brunswick

Apr 13             FW-190                       “                       “                       NW of Mannheim

May 28            FW-190                       “                       “                       N of Magdeburg

May30             Me-410                       “                       “                       W of Bernburg

Jul 25               FW-190                       P-51D              “                       Paris

Jul 29               Me-109                       “                       “                       W of Merseburg

Nov 2              Me-109                       “                       “                       Naumburg area

Nov 27                        5 FW-190s                  “                       “                       S of Magdeburg

Dec 2               2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       Bingen area

Dec 5               Me-109                       P-51K             “                       Berlin area

Dec 24             FW-190                       “                       “                       Fulda area

1945

Jan 14              2 FW-190s, 1 109       “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Mar 31             Me-262 dmgd              P-51D              “                       N of Juist Island

Apr 18             2 Me-262s dmgd         P-51K             “                       Prague-Ruzyne A/D

 

Total 18.5/0/3

Died Mar 18, 1994

 

Capt. Glendon V. Davis

1944

Mar 5               2 FW-200s                  P-51B              364 FS             Parthenay A/D

Mar 6               Me-110                       “                       “                       E of Berlin

“                       0.5 FW-190                 “                       “                       W of Berlin

Mar 8               0.5 FW-190                 “                       “                       Dummer Lake area

Mar 16             Me-109, 0.5 Me-110  “                       “                       Ulm

Apr 13             Me-109                       “                       “                       Frankfurt

Apr 19             FW-190                       “                       “                       S of Bleicherode

 

Total 7.5/0/0

Downed with engine trouble Apr 28, 1944, evaded.

357th FG Gun Film

Lt. Col. Irwin H. Dregne

1944

Mar 5               FW-190 dmgd             P-51B              Group HQ        SE of Bordeaux

Mar 16             Me-109                       “                       “                       SW of Munich

May 8              FW-190 dmgd             “                       “                       N of Hannover

May 12            Me-109                       “                       “                       NE of Frankfurt

May 19            Me-109                       “                       “                       Wittenberge

Dec 24             Me-109                       P-51K             “                       Koblenz area

1945

Jan 24              Me-109, 190 dmgd      “                       “                       NW of Brandenburg

 

Total 5/0/3

Died Sept 18, 1967

 

Lt. Col. John B. England

1944

Mar 8               Me-109                       P-51B              362 FS             Steinhuder Lake area

Mar 16             Me-110                       “                       “                       S of Stuttgart

Apr 11             0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       NE of Magdeburg

Apr 13             FW-190                       “                       “                       W of Mannheim

Apr 24             3 Me-110s                   “                       “                       S of Munich

May 27            Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Strasbourg

Aug 18             0.5 Me-109                 P-51D              “                       NE of Paris

Sep 13             2.5 Me-109s                “                       “                       S of Nordhausen

Oct 6               2 Me-109s, 1 dmgd     “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Nov 27                        4 FW-190s                  “                       “                       S of Magdeburg

1945

Jan 14              Me-109                       “                       “                       NW of Berlin

 

Total 17.5/0/1

Killed in F-86 Nov. 17, 1954

 

Lt. Col. Andrew J. Evans

1944

Nov 27                        FW-190                       P-51D              Group HQ        S of Magdeburg

1945

Jan 14              4 FW-190s                  “                       “                       NW of Brandenburg

Mar 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       W of Gutersloh

 

Total 6/0/0

POW Korea Mar 27, 1953; released Sept. 1953

Died Dec 25, 2001

 

Maj. Robert W. Foy

1944

May 19            3 Me-109s                   P-51B              363 FS             NW of Brandenberg

Jun 29              2 Me-109s, FW-190   “                       “                       SW of Leipzig

Jul 25               FW-190                       P-51D              “                       Paris

Nov 18                        Me-109, 1 dmgd          “                       “                       S of Strausburg

Dec 2               Ju-88 night fighter         “                       “                       NE of Koblenz

Dec 23             Ju-88                           “                       “                       Wetzlar A/F area

1945

Jan 14              2 FW-190s                  “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Feb 9               Me-262 dmgd              “                       “                       Fulda

Mar 19             Me-262                       “                       “                       W of Giessen

Mar 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Gutersloh A/D

 

Total 15/0/2

KIFA in B-25 Mar 25, 1950

 

1st Lt. Frank l. Gailer, Jr.

1944

Sep 13             0.5 Me-109                 P-51C              363 FS             S of Kassel

Sep 18             0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       Arnhem

Sep 19             0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       W of Arnhem

Oct 7               FW-190                       P-51D              “                       SW of Zeitz

Oct 12             Me-109                       “                       “                       Hannover

Nov 27                        2 FW-190s                  “                       “                       SE of Magdeburg

 

Total 5.5/0/0

POW, air combat, Nov 27, 1944

 

Capt. Paul R. Hatala

1944

Dec 5               Me-109                       P-51D              364 FS             NW of Berlin

1945

Jan 14              2 FW-190s                  “                       “                       W of Berlin

Mar 2               0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       NE of Leipzig

Mar 24             2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       W of Gutersloh

 

Total 5.5/0/0

Died Feb 8, 2001

357th FG Gun Film

1st Lt. Thomas L. Harris

1944

Mar 6               Me-110, 0.5 FW-190  P-51B              364 FS             E of Berlin

Mar 8               0.5 FW-190                 “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Apr 19             FW-190                       “                       “                       Dummer Lake area

May 27            2 Me-109s, 1 prob.      “                       “                       S of Bleicherode

 

Total 5/1/0

POW May27, 1944

 

Lt. Col. Thomas L. Hayes, Jr.

1944

Feb 24             Me-109 prob               P-51B              364 FS             NW of Gotha

Mar 2               Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Frankfurt

Mar 6               Me-109                       “                       “                       E of Ulzen

Mar 8               Me-410                       “                       “                       W of Berlin

Mar 16             Me-110                       “                       “                       SE of Stuttgart

Apr 19             Me-109                       “                       Group HQ        S of Kassel

May 28            Me-109                       “                       “                       NW of Madgeburg

Jun 29              Me-109, 0.5 Me-410   P-51D              “                       W of Leipzig

Jul 14               Me-109                       “                       “                       S of Lyon

 

Total 8.5/1/0

 

Maj. Edwin W. Hiro

1944

Feb 22             Me-109 dmgd              P-51B              363 FS             Leopolds Hall

Apr 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       SE of Munich

May 19            2 Me-109s, 1 dmgd     “                       “                       NW of Brandenberg

May 24            FW-190 prob              “                       “                       SE of Berlin

May 28            Me-109 prob               “                       “                       N of Madgeburg

Jul 20               Me-109                       P-51D              “                       W of Paris

Sep 19             Me-109                       “                       “                       W of Arnhem

 

Total 5/2/2

KIA Sep 19, 1944, Holland    

 

1st Lt. Otto D. Jenkins

1944

Sep 13             1.5 Me-109s                P-51D              362 FS             S of Nordhausen

Sep 19             Me-109, FW-190        “                       “                       Ijsselstein area

Oct 6               FW-190                       “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Dec 24             4 FW-190s                  “                       “                       Fulda area

 

Total 8.5/0/0

KIFA Mar 24, 1945

 

1st Lt. Dale E. Karger

1944

Dec 5               2 FW-190s                  P-51D              364 FS             N of Berlin

Dec 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       S of Kassel

1945

Jan 14              Me-109                       “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Jan 20              Me-262                       “                       “                       N of Munich

Mar 2               0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       SE of Magdeburg

Mar 24             2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       SW of Gutersloh

 

Total 7.5/0/0

 

1st Lt. John A. Kirla

1944

Sep 13             1.5 Me-109s                P-51B              362 FS             S of Nordhausen

Sep 19             Me-109                       “                       “                       Ijsselstein area

Dec 5               Me-109, FW-190        P-51D              “                       Berlin area

Dec 24             3 FW-190s                  “                       “                       Fulda area

1945

Jan 14              2 FW-190s, 2 109s      “                       “                       NW of Berlin

 

Total 11.5/0/0

 

Capt. Chester K. Maxwell

1944

Sep 19             FW-190, Me-109        P-51D              364 FS             SW of Arnhem

1945

Jan 14              3 FW-190s                  “                       “                       W of Berlin

 

Total 5/0/0

 

Capt. Alva C. Murphy

1944

Nov 27                        FW-190, Me-109        P-51D              362 FS             S of Magdeburg

Dec 2               2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       Bingen area

1945

Mar 2               2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       SE of Magdeburg

 

Total 6/0/0

KIA, flak, Mar 2, 1945

 

Capt. Gilbert M. O’Brien

1944

Mar 5               FW-190, 0.5 dmgd      P-51B              362 FS             Bordeaux area

Apr 11             Me-109, 2 dmgd          “                       “                       Magdeburg area

Apr 22             FW-190                       “                       “                       NE of Hamm

Apr 30             0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       S of Paris

May 27            FW-190                       “                       “                       N of Strasbourg

May 30            Me-109, 0.5 Me-410  “                       “                       Bernburg area              

Jul 29               Me-109                       P-51D              “                       W of Merseburg

 

Total 7/0/2.5

Died May 14, 1984

357th FG Gun Film

Capt. William R. O’Brien

1944

Feb 21             Me-109 prob               P-51B              363 FS             Zuider Zee

Mar 5               FW-190 prob, dmgd    “                       “                       N of Bordeaux

Mar 6               0.5 Me-110                 “                       “                       Berlin

May 12            Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Frankfurt

May 24            Me-109                       “                       “                       E of Berlin

May 27            Me-109                       “                       “                       Strasbourg

May 30            2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       E of Schonesbeck

 

Total 5.5/2/1

 

Capt. Richard A. Peterson

1944

Mar 5               FW-190                       P-51B              364 FS             Bordeaux

Mar 8               FW-190 dmgd             “                       “                       Berlin

Mar 16             0.5 Me-110                 “                       “                       Ulm

Mar 18             Me-109                       “                       “                       Augsburg area

Mar 23             Me-109 prob               “                       “                       E of Brunswick

Apr 11             Me-109                       “                       “                       Magdeburg

Apr 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       Munich area

Apr 30             2 FW-190s                  “                       “                       Auxerre area

May 12            0.5 FW-190, 1 dmgd  “                        “                       NE of Frankfurt

May 13            1.5 Me-410s                “                       “                       E of Grunberg

May 28            Me-109                       “                       “                       Magdeburg area

Jul 1                 2 Me-109s                   P-51D              “                       E of St. Quentin

Oct 6               FW-190                       “                       “                       W of Berlin

Oct 7               Me-109                       “                       “                       Jena

Nov 2              FW-190                       “                       “                       NW of Merseburg

Nov 18                        Me-109                       “                       “                       Neuhausen A/F

 

Total 15.5/1/2

Died Jun 4, 2000

 

1st Lt. Joseph F. Pierce

1944

Mar 6               Me-110                       P-51B              363 FS             W of Berlin

Apr 24             Me-109, Ju-88             “                       “                       W of Munich

Apr 29             Me-109 dmgd              “                       “                       W Berlin

Apr 30             2 FW-190s                  “                       “                       NE of Orleans

May 8              FW-190                       “                       “                       Soltau

May 12            Me-109                       “                       “                       NE of Frankfurt

 

Total 7/0/1

KIA, flak, Anklam, Germany, May 21, 1944

 

Capt. John F. Pugh

1944

Apr 8               Me-109           P-51B                          362 FS             S of Brunswick

Apr 11             Me-109           “                                   “                       Magdeburg area

May 27            FW-190           “                                   “                       N of Strasbourg

Jun 29              Me-109           “                                   “                       Naumburg

Jul 25               Me-109           “                                   “                       Versailles

Aug 7               FW-190           “                                   “                       W of Cracow

 

Total 6/0/0

Died Jan. 3, 2000

 

1st Lt. William C. Reese

1944

Mar 16             Do-217, Me-110         P-51B              364 FS             Augsburg area

Apr 11             Me-109                       “                       “                       E of Hannover

Apr 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       Munich

May 12            Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Schweinfurt

           

Total 5/0/0

KIA, flak, May 21, 1944

 

1st Lt. Arval J. Roberson

1944

Mar 6               0.5 Me-110                 P-51B              362 FS             Berlin area

Mar 16             FW-190 prob              “                       “                       SE of Stuttgart

Apr 11             Me-109                       “                       “                       E of Magdeburg

May 19            0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       Hagenow area

May 30            2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       NE of Bernburg

Sep 19             2 Me-109s                   P-51D              “                       Ijsselstein area

 

Total 6/1/0

 

1st Lt. Leroy A. Ruder

1944

Mar 6               1.5 Me-110s                P-51B              364 FS             Berlin

Apr 11             FW-190                       “                       “                       W of Berlin

May 19            FW-190                       “                       “                       NE of Brunswick

May 27            Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Berlin

May 28            Me-109                       “                       “                       Magdeburg area

 

Total 5.5/0/0

KIA, Flak, Jun 6, 1944

357th FG Gun Film

Capt. Robert G.  Schimanski

1944

Sep 13             0.5 Me-109                 P-51B              364 FS             Bad Frankenhousen

Nov 17                        Me-109                       P-51D              “                       S of Brandenburg

Dec 5               FW-190                       “                       “                       N of Berlin

Dec 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       Kassel

1945

Mar 2               1.5 Me-109s                “                       “                       SE of Magdeburg

Mar 24             Me-109, 1 dmgd          “                       “                       W of Gutersloh

 

Total 6/0/1

 

Capt. Robert Shaw

1944

Apr 11             Me-109                       P-51B              364 FS             NE of Brunswick

Apr 13             Me-109                       “                       “                       Frankfurt area

Apr 24             Me-109 prob               “                       “                       SE of Munich

May 13            0.5 Me-410                 “                       “                       E of Grunberg

May 27            Me-109, 1 dmgd          “                       “                       SW of Strasbourg

May 30            0.5 Me-410                 “                       “                       NW of Bernberg

Jun 14              FW-190, 1 dmgd         P-51D              “                       E of Paris

Jul 5                 FW-190                       P-51B              “                       SE of Rouen

Jul 18               Me-109 dmgd              “                       “                       NW of Rostock

Aug 6               Me-109                       P-51D              “                       N of Warsaw

Sep 18             Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Maastricht

 

Total 8/1/3

Died May 22, 1987

 

Lt. Col. John A. Storch

1944

May 12            0.5 FW-190                 P-51B              364 FS             NE of Frankfurt

May 19            Me-109                       “                       “                       NE of Salzwedal

May 27            2 Me-109s, .5 FW190 “                      “                       Strasbourg area

Jun 20              0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       Pasewalk

Aug 6               FW-190 dmgd             P-51D              “                       Danzig bay

Aug 7               0.5 Me-109                 “                       “                       Oswiecim, Poland

Sep 13             1.5 Me-109s                “                       “                       Bad Frankenhousen

1945

Jan 14              2 FW-190s, 1 Me-109 “                      “                       S of Schwerin

Mar 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       W of Gutersloh

 

Total 10.5/0/1

Died May 20, 1985

 

1st Lt. Morris A. Stanley

1944

Mar 5               FW-200                       P-51B              364 FS             Parthenay A/D

Mar 6               Me-110                       “                       “                       Brandenburg

Apr 19             FW-190                       “                       “                       S of Bliecherode

May 27            2 FW-190s                  “                       “                       Strasbourg area

 

Total 5/0/0

Died Oct 24, 1968

 

Capt. John L Sublett

1944

Nov 27                        3 FW-190s                  P-51D              362 FS             S of Magdeburg

1945

Jan 14              2 Me-109s                   “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Mar 2               3 Me-109, 1 FW-190  “                       “                       NE of Leipzig

Mar 3               Me-262 dmgd              “                       “                       NE of Magdeburg

Mar 20             Me-109                       “                       “                       Quackenbruck

 

Total 8/0/1

Died Apr 2, 2003

 

1st Lt. Gerald E. Tyler

1944

Jun 29              Me-109                       P-51B              364 FS             SW of Leipzig

Jul 5                 FW-190                       “                       “                       SE of Rouen

Aug 24             Me-109                       P-51D              “                       S of Brunswick

Sep 18             2 Me109s, 1 FW-190  “                      “                       N of Maastricht

Sep 19             Me-109                       “                       “                       E of Arnhem

 

Total 7/0/0

Died Jul 21, 1988

 

Capt. Jack R. Warren

1944

Feb 22             Me-109                       P-51B              364 FS             Bernburg area

Mar 8               FW-190D                    “                       “                       SE of Berlin

Mar 16             FW-190, 2 Me-110s   “                       “                       Augsburg area

 

Total 5/0/0

KIA Mar 18, 1944

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Capt. Charles E. Weaver

1944

Sep 19             Me-109                       P-51B              362 FS             S of Zuider Zee

Nov 17                        2 FW-190s                  P-51D              “                       S of Magdeburg

“                       FW-190 prob, dmg      “                       “                       “

Dec 23             Me-109                       “                       “                       N of Donauworth

1945

Jan 14              Me-109, FW-190        “                       “                       NW of Berlin

Mar 24             Me-109                       “                       “                       W of Gutersloh

Apr 18             Me-262                       “                       “                       Prague-Ruzney A/D

 

Total 8/1/1

 

1st Lt. Robert P. Winks

1944

Nov 18                        Me-109                       P-51D              364 FS             Neuhasen A/F

Dec 24             FW-190                       “                       “                       Fulda area

1945

Jan 14              2 FW-190, .5 Me-109 “                      “                       SW of Ludwigslust

Jan 15              Me-262                       “                       “                       A/D at Shongau

 

Total 5.5/0/0

 

Capt. Charles E. Yeager

1944

Mar 4               Me-109                       P-51B              363 FS             SE of Kassel

“                       He-111 dmgd               “                       “                       Wittenburg

Sep 13             0.5 Me-109                 P-51D              “                       S of Kassel

Oct 12             5 Me-109s                   “                       “                       Steinhuder Lake area

Nov 6              Me-262, 2 dmgd          “                       “                       Assen area

Nov 27                        4 FW-190s                  “                       “                       SW of Magdeburg

 

Total 11.5/0/3

Shot down Mar 5, 1944, evaded

 

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Top scores 362nd FS

Carson             18.5

England            17.5

Kirla                 11.5

 

Top scores 363rd FS

Anderson         16.25

Bochkay           13.83

Yeager             11.5

 

Top scores 364th FS

Peterson           15.5

Storch              10.5

Shaw                8

 

First Aces             

Davis and Warren          Mar 16, 1944

Adams and Carder         Apr 11, 1944

Hayes                           Apr 19, 1944

 

Double Aces

Peterson                       May 28, 1944

Anderson                     Jun 29, 1944

England                        Sep 13, 1944

Carson & Yeager         Nov 27, 1944

Bochkay                       Dec 5, 1944

Foy                              Dec 23, 1944

Kirla                             Jan 14, 1945

Storch                          Mar 24, 1945

           

Triple Aces 

Peterson                       Nov  2, 1944

England                        Nov 27, 1944

Anderson                     Dec  5, 1944

Carson                         Dec 24, 1944

Foy                              Mar 24, 1945

 

Top scores in P-51B/C

Anderson         11.25

Peterson            9.5

Adams              9

Bochkay            8

England            7.5

 

Top scores in P-51D/K

Carson             12

Yeager             10.5

England            10

Peterson            9.5

Foy                   9

Kirla                  9

 

Top scores in 1945

Evans               5

Sublett             5

Hatala              4.5

Bank                4

Kirla                 4

Weaver            4

 

Most Me-109s

Peterson           8

Storch              7.5

Anderson         7

Browning          7

Foy                  7

 

Most FW-190s

Anderson         9

Jenkins             6

Kirla                 6

Peterson           5.5

England            5

Evans               5

Peterson           5

 

Most Me-262s

Bochkay           2

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Most twin-engine prop

England            4

Adams             3.5

Hayes               2.5

 

Youngest ace: Dale Karger, 19

 

Top Jet Scores

(All are 8th Air Force)

357th FG          18.5

55th FG            16

78th FG            14

339th FG          12

 

E/A Types By Aces

Me-109           179.50

FW-190           118.33

Me-110           23

Me-410              7.50

Me-262              7      

FW-200              3

Ju-88                  3

Do-217               1

He-111                           0.25

 

Total                342.58 of  group’s 595.5 (57.5%)

 

Thanks to Barrett Tillman for compiling this information and Dr. Frank Olynyk for allowing us to use the information on the Aces from his Stars and Bars: A Tribute to the American Fighter Ace 1920-1973

        

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