IWM catalogue record
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Lieutenant Colonel Everett Stewart of the 355th Fighter Group, with his P-51 Mustang. Hubert Zemke (56th Fighter Group) has handwritten on the reverse: 'Lt Col Everett Stewart then the Flying Executive of the 355th Fighter Group. Following Don Blakeslee's transfer from the 4th Fitr Group- several different officer were put into the group commanders position. All seemed to have failed. "Everette" Stewart was pulled from the 355th- who needed them badly- and pulled the 4th Group together again. A staunch- solid Officer.'
Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...
Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...
Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...
Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
CO 4th FG Feb 1945 - Sept 1945