The 354th Fighter Squadron was activated in November 1942, as part of the 355th Fighter Group in Orlando, Fla and the 8th AAF. During World War II, the 354th FS's mission was to escort bombers attacking industrial areas in Germany, and it supported Allied advances in the European offensive with the P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang. The unit received the Distinguished Unit Citation for its role in the European theater of operations.
P-51 Mustang Pilot George A. Kemper
02/06/1945: Organization: 354FS / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire
Plane: P-51D Mustang, the “Betsy K”, Serial No. 44-13540
Bailed out/engine failure
02/22/1945: Organization: 354FS / 355FG of Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire
Plane: P-51D Mustang, the “Down for Double”, Serial No. 44-14275
Prisoner of War
Lt. Col. Kemper also flew int he Berlin Airlift and served in Vietnam.
|Todd, Molnar, Kemper, Beeler, Goth, Pearson, Stanton, White, Silva, Duffy|
|Jardur 950G BRD Bezelmeter|
|George A. Kemper's Jardur Bezelmeter|
|P-51 Mustang, Down For Double|
|P-51 Mustang, "Betsy K"|