506th
FIGHTER GROUP


(Version provisoire - en construction)
46 victoires

 

 

   

457 Fighter Squadron
(10 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
AUST ABNER M JR Captain 457FTR 07-16-1945 - - Central Pacific 3
AUST ABNER M JR Captain 457FTR 08-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 2
CARROLL THOMAS W 1st Lt 457FTR 08-03-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
LAWRENCE WILLIAM B JR Captain 457FTR 07-16-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
MURPHEY WESLEY A JR 1st Lt 457FTR 07-16-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
NEWCOMB CHAUNCEY A 1st Lt 457FTR 08-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 2

 

   

458 Fighter Squadron
(19 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
BAKER J B JR Captain 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
BARNES RICHARD W Captain 458FTR 07-16-1945 - - Central Pacific 2
CARMODY FRANCIS C Captain 458FTR 05-28-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
DAVIDSON HAROLD G 1st Lt 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
FELD RAYMOND 2nd Lt 458FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
KELSEY JACK A 1st Lt 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
KEMPERT ROY W 2nd Lt 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
LEE QUARTERMAN JR 1st Lt 458FTR 07-08-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
MIDDAUGH VANCE A 1st Lt 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
MIKES EDWARD H JR Captain 458FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
NOWICK PETER Captain 458FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 2
RUBLE MAX E 1st Lt 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
SEEGERS HENRY J JR 2nd Lt 458FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
SOWERS VAUGHAN E 1st Lt 458FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
STARIN MYNDRET S 1st Lt 458FTR 07-08-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
STUART EVAN S 1st Lt 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
WHEELER FRANK H JR 2nd Lt 458FTR 06-23-1945 - - Central Pacific 1

 

   

462 Fighter Squadron
(7 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
BASH DARRELL S 1st Lt 462FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
BUZZE FRANK C 1st Lt 462FTR 07-19-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
DEJARNETTE THOMAS D Major 462FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
DINGEE GORDON C 1st Lt 462FTR 07-16-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
JUTRAS WILLIAM J JR 1st Lt 462FTR 07-16-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
LEE FRANCIS L Captain 462FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1
ROSEBROUGH JAMES E 2nd Lt 462FTR 06-10-1945 - - Central Pacific 1

 

Lineage: Constituted as 506th Fighter Group on 5 Oct 1944 and activated on 21 Oct. Equipped with P-51 aircraft. Moved to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Feb-Apr 1945, the air echelon flying patrols from Tinian before joining the rest of the group on Iwo Jima. The group, assigned to Twentieth AF, flew its first mission from Iwo on 18 May when it bombed and strafed an airfield in the Bonin Islands. Afterward attacked airfields, antiaircraft emplacements, shipping, barracks, radio and radar stations, railway cars, and other targets in the Bonin Islands or Japan. Also provided air defense for Iwo and escorted B-29's during bombardment mission from the Marianas to Japan. Received DUC for defending B-29's against attack by fighter aircraft during the period 7-10 Jun 1945. Returned to the US in Dec 1945. Inactivated on 16 Dec 1945.

Squadrons :

457th: 1944-1945.
458th: 1944-1945.
462nd: 1944-1945.

Stations :

Lakeland AAFld, Fla, 2 Oct 1944-16 Feb 1945;
North Field, Iwo Jima, 24 Apr-3 Dec 1945;
Camp Anza, Calif, 15-16 Dec 1945.

Commanders :

Col Bryan B Harper, 25 Oct 1944-1945.

Campaigns :

Air Offensive, Japan.

Decorations :

Distinguished Unit Citation: Japan, 7-10 Jun 1945.

Insigne :

Shield: On a barry wavy of four argent and azure, second bar semee of stars of the first, over-all an escutcheon, per pale argent and or, a crest of a stylized wing of the first, fimbriated of the second, the escutcheon surmounting a sword bendwise, hilt and pommel or, blade of the last, shaded gules; on a chief of the second, a sphere argent, land areas vert, over two lightning flashes in saltire gules, fimbriated of the first. (Approved 21 Jul 1955.)

 



Source :

STARS & BARS - Frank Olynyk - Grub Street Editions
http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/index.asp


 

 


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