510th Fighter Squadron

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Lt G.L. Feucht

Published in Killed In Action

12 Dec 1944
KIA
Lorraine American Cemetery

Lt M.J. Roth

Published in Killed In Action

KIA
USA

1944-11-19

Lt Col Bruce F. Parcell

Published in Killed In Action

Major Bruce Parcell was the original C.O. and was killed on a strafing run in Normandy.

Lt Marvin E. Leinweber

Published in Killed In Action

10 Aug 1944
KIA
USA

Lt Arthur F. Williams Jr.

Published in Killed In Action

2nd Lt Arthur F Williams Jnr died on 29th June 1944 in the Foxwood Avenue Disaster, following the crash of Vincent James P-47 in to a row of bungalow homes. He tried to warn civilians & firefighters in the road of the danger of an unexploded bomb but was killed in the blast, shortly afterwards.

510th pilots Lt. Starck, Lt Kociencki, and Lt Williams were commorated when a plaque to the 405th was unveiled at Purewell Cross War Memorial, Christchurch in June 2002.

Lt R.D. Kunz

Published in Killed In Action

26 Nov 1944
KIA
USA

Lt A.O. Swanson

Published in Killed In Action

26 Jan 1945
KIA
Ardennes American Cemetery

Maj Clyde V. Knisley

Published in Killed In Action

Maj. Knisley's P-47 Thunderbolt fighter bomber was shot down by enemy anti-aircraft fire on a mission near Tandel on the German-Luxemburg border on Jan. 19, 1945.

At the time of his death, he had flown 324 combat missions with a total of 578 combat hours, more than any other pilot in the Squadron.

Lt C.W. Starck

Published in Killed In Action

2nd Lt Charles W Starck died on 29th May 1944, as a result of a mid air collison on 28th May, while he was flying the 510th's Piper L-4B Grasshopper. The crash occurred near Avon village a few miles north of Christchurch airfield. He may have collided with an RAF aircraft as no other USAAF aircraft was lost in a collison nearby. His body was later returned to the USA for burial.

510th pilots Lt. Starck, Lt Kociencki, and Lt Williams were commorated when a plaque to the 405th was unveiled at Purewell Cross War Memorial, Christchurch in June 2002.

Lt B.F. Savage

Published in Killed In Action

 30 Jul 1944
KIA
Normandy American Cemetery