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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.



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    8th Air Force


  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

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    Military | Captain | Pilot
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  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    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...


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