Capt. James W Wilkinson. Swarthmore, PA. 82nd Fighter Squadron. P-47D 42-7954 MX-L "Pin up Girl". Wilkinson was Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA) 4th June 1944, when his P-47 #4226256 crashed into a mountain in Wales on a practice strafing flight.
The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...
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James Wilkinson served with the 4th Fighter Group and then the 78th Fighter Group, flying missions from England. ...
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RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...