Major Virgil C Fields Jr commander of the 307th FS, 31st FG, 12th AF Nettuno, Italy 2nd Feb 1944.
USAAF caption - "Major Virgil C. Fields, Jr., Commanding Officer Of The 307Th Fighter Squadron, Poses In The Cockpit Of His Supermarine 'Spitfire' Plane At Nettuno, Italy. Major Fields Has Six Enemy Planes Destroyed To His Credit. 2 Feb. 1944. "
The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander
CO 307th FS 31st FG Oct 1943 - Feb. 1944 (assigned April 1943 - Feb. 1944).