Maj. Eugene E. Ryan


(F. Birtciel)

Maj. Eugene E. Ryan

343rd FS - 01 February 1943 - 13 April 1945
338th FS - 13 April 1945 - December 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H CY-R 42-67084
P-38J CY-R
P-51D CY-R 44-63231

Mission History

Not Known

Known Mission List

55th FG Mission #

Date Location

09

03 November 1943 Wilhelmshaven
15 13 November 1943 Bremen
16 25 November 1943 Sweep-Lille Area (Blue Leader)
51 24 February 1944 Gotha
52 25 February 1944 Augsburg
78 22 April 1944 Hamm
87 30 April 1944 Tours
315 06 February 1945 Böhlen/Leipzig
323 19 February 1945 Railroad Rodeo - Germany
329 25 February 1945 Nürnberg
333 28 February 1945 Fighter Sweep - Munich Area
340 10 March 1945 Dortmund
343 14 March 1945 Hannover
351 22 March 1945 Schwabisch Hall
357 30 March 1945 Hamburg
360 03 April 1945 Kiel
362 05 April 1945 Nurnberg
369 16 April 1945 Salzburg
370 17 April 1945 Dresden
373 20 April 1945 Oranienburg
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable
Damaged

2-2-4 343FS
1-0-0 338FS

Ground Scores
Destroyed
Damaged  

0-0 343FS
1.5-0 338FS

Score Detail 03 November 1943  Me-109 damaged (air) Wilhelmshaven
13 November 1943 
Me-109 destroyed (air) W/Bremen
13 November 1943 
FW-190 probable (air) W/Bremen
25 November 1943  (2)Me-109 damaged (air) Lille
24 February 1944  FW-190 damaged (air) E/Gotha
25 February 1944  Me-410 probable (air) Augsburg
12 April 1944  FW-190 destroyed (air) W/Hamm
16 April 1945  Me-262 destroyed (air) Horsching A/F
16 April 1945 He-111 destroyed (ground) N/Landshut
17 April 1945  (.5) u/i a/c destroyed (ground) Leipzig
Notes Entered service from Darien, Conn.
01 February 1943 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
20 November 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
June 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
19 September 1944 - Returned from Zone of Interior and assumed command of the 343rd Fighter Squadron
13 April 1945 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron as Squadron CO
Awards
Memories  
Additional Photo L-R Maj. Ryan and Capt. Sorace (55th FGA Newsletter)

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