Highbaugh, Earl Burton, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1943 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Indianapolis, Indiana
Last Address
Ramitelli Airfield, Foggia, Italy

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Crown Hill Cemetery - Indianapolis, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec: 9, Lot: 2007

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Tuskegee AirmenWorld War II Fallen
  1944, Tuskegee Airmen [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, World War II Fallen

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Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School302nd Fighter Squadron332nd Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 302nd Fighter Squadron
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1943, PT-17 Kaydet
  1943-1944, BT-13 Valiant
  1944-1944, AT-6 Texan
  1944-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
During a routine transition flight onto the P-51 Mustang, 2Lt Highbaugh and Flt Off Ramsey were killed in a mid-air collision near Ramitelli.
   
Comments/Citation
Source:   
Book: "332nd Fighter Group - Tuskegee Airmen",  By Chris Bucholtz and Jim Laurier, Osprey Publishing, 2007.
   
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