361st FG - Enlargement Page

The 361st Fighter Group was declared operational on 15 January 1944. However, the Groupís first mission was cancelled due to fog at Bottisham. Four days later, the first mission was scrubbed again because of fog, but not without incident. Falling foul of the muddy conditions, Lt. Stanley D. Rames of the 375th Squadron aboard P-47D 42-75556, E2:H nosed his plane over, but survived unscathed. (Rames)