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William F. Fiedler, Jr.
347th Fighter Group P-39 Airacobra Pilot

Pilot with the 347th Fighter Group. He flew in the 68th FS and 70th FS. He is the only American fighter pilot credited with five victories in the Airacobra.

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Aerial Victories Officially Credited to Fiedler:
January 26, 1943 - 1 x Zero Mark 2 (Hamp)
February 4, 1943 - 1 victory
June 12, 1943 - 1 victory
June 16, 1943 - 2 victories
TOTAL = 5 victories

Fiedler was killed at accident, on June 30, 1943. While in the cockpit of his Airacobra on the ground, he was hit by a P-38 that suffered an engine failure, and both aircraft exploded. Fielder was pulled from the buring wreckage unconscious and was burned beyond recognition, and died hours later.

P-39 Airacobra Aces of World War II page 34-35

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