1/Lt. Russell W. Erb Jr.


(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Russell W. Erb Jr.

343rd FS - 28 March 1944 - 15 November 1944 to 354th Fighter Group

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J CY-H 42-68095 "Drippy Lil" (F. Birtciel)
P-51D CY- "Drippy Lil"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

Not Known

Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 02 November 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) W/Merseberg
Notes Entered service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ASN - O-756521
28 March 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
07 May 1944 - Bailed out over English Channel, 15 miles from the coast and picked up by ASR.  Was Flying P-38J CY-H 42-68095 and suffered mechanical failure.
June 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
September 1944 - Awarded Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
November 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
15 November 1944 - Transferred to 355th FS, 354th Fighter Group, Ninth Air Force
17 November 1944 - Killed in Action in P-51D GQ-R, 44-13647.
Awarded Purple Heart, Air Medal with 4 clusters, 2 Pres Unit citations, French Croix de Guerre and 5 battle stars.
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