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367th Fighter Group
367th Fighter Group
This Sceptred Isle by Robert Taylor.
Guardian of Freedom by Timothy OBrien.
Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.
Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
|Aces for : 367th Fighter Group|
|A list of all Aces from our database who are known to have flown with this squadron. A profile page is available by clicking the pilots name.|
|Laurence E Blumer||6.00||The signature of Laurence E Blumer features on some of our artwork - click here to see what is available.|
|Aircraft for : 367th Fighter Group|
|A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by 367th Fighter Group. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.|
Manufacturer : Lockheed
Designed by Kelly Johnson the P38 made its maiden flight on the 27th January 1939 and introduced into service in 1941. they cost $134,284 at the time each and a total of 10,037 were built. The Lockheed P-38 was introduced as a inceptor fighter but soon proved a valuable long range bomber escort for the 8thUS Air Force's B-17 and-24 bombers as they bombed targets further into Germany.
|Signatures for : 367th Fighter Group|
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Captain Larry Blumer
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| Captain Larry Blumer |
Assigned to the 393rd Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group, Scrappy, nicknamed after his Scrap Iron P-38, became one of the few fighter pilots to become an ace-in-a-day when he shot down five FW-190s in 15 minutes of aerial combat on 25 August 1944. Scrappy rose to command the 393rd and destroyed another FW-190 before returning to the States in January 1945. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 22 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. In 1946, he returned to the United States and became a contractor. Later in life, he purchased a P-38, painted it like his old plane, and flew it at air shows. Sadly Captain Larry Blumer died of Leukemia on October 23rd 1997 in Springfield, Oregon.
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A Dobrowolski
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| Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A Dobrowolski |
Enlisting in June 1942, Joseph Dobrowolski was assigned to the 367th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, and arrived the European Theater, April 1944, flying P-38s out of Stoney Cross in England. He flew his first combat mission a month later. Flying throughout the whole D-Day invasion period he notched up 175 combat hours, the majority in the hazardous ground-attack role, chalking up many ground victories before returning to the U.S. in November 1944. He retired Lieutenant Colonel in 1967. Joe Dobrolowolski passed away on 1st February 2006.
|Battle of Britain History Timeline : 23rd August|
|23||August||1940||A DO17 on a reconnaissance,nission was shot down by Anti Aircraft battery at Duxford and the crew of the DO17 survived and became POW|
|23||August||1940||A Ju88 bomber was shot down by fighters in the Weymouth area|
|23||August||1940||Battle L5503 , WT-?, - Crashed. Midshipman Taylor taken prisoner, Pilot Officer A G Middleton taken prisoner, Sergeant L M Lowry killed.|
|23||August||1940||Battle L5582 , WT-?, - Crashed in English Channel. Sergeant E A Pearce killed, Sergeant T S Duncan killed, Sergeant G Thompson taken prisoner.|
|23||August||1940||Blenheim T1990 Mk.IV , HA-?, - Crashed at Guines. Squadron Leader C C House killed, Sergeant P J Lefevre killed, Sergeant J D Howard taken prisoner.|
|23||August||1940||Bridlington in Yorkshire was bombed at 0250 hours and suffered considerable damage, Casualties - 4 killed and one injured.|
|23||August||1940||No 141 Squadron moved from Prestwick to Montrose and Dyce|
|23||August||1940||No 253 Squadron moved from Turnhouse to Prestwick|
|23||August||1940||No 603 Squadron moved from Montrose and Dyce to Turnhouse|
|23||August||1940||Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 733 with 410 Hurricanes, 236 Spitfires, 55 Blenheims, amd 26 Defiants and 6 Gladiators|
|23||August||1940||Oberfeldwebel Reuter of JG 3 shot down a Battle|
|23||August||1940||Obergefreiter Ernst Jäckel of JG 26 shot down a Battle|
|23||August||1940||Oberleutnant Hans Krug of JG 26 shot down a Battle|
|23||August||1940||Oberleutnant Kurt Ebersberger of JG 26 shot down a Battle|
|23||August||1940||One He111 was destroyed by fighters near Sumburgh|
|23||August||1940||Royal Air Force fighters flew 200 patrols involving 507 aircraft|
|23||August||1940||Spitfire R6620 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.|
|23||August||1940||Spitfire R7016 Mk.Ia - Missing after patrol over English Channel. Pilot Officer Beaumont killed.|
|23||August||1940||Spitfire X4160 Mk.Ia - Collided with another Spitfire. Returned to Westhampnett. Pilot Officer Ritchie ok.|
|23||August||1940||Unteroffizier Hopp of JG 3 shot down a Battle|
|23||August||1940||Unteroffizier Gottfried Haferkorn of JG 26 shot down a Battle|
|Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 23rd August|
|23||August||1941||Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. L. Fowler of 248 Squadron, was Killed.|
|23||August||2001||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. H. Nichols of 56 Squadron, Passed away.|
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