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1st Scouting Force pilots in front of William A Cox's "G.I.Jive" From L – R: Capt. Phil Algar, Lt. Cliff Buckles, Lt. Bill Cox, Capt. Dwight Hartman, Lt. Bill Schofield, Lt. Fred Brown, and Lt. Frank Hoder. “G.I.Jive” now seen in the newly adopted 1SF nose band.

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People

  • Philip Algar

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Flew 25 combat missions with the 384th bombardment Group from 22-Jun-43 to 4-Mar-44. Detached service (DS) with 1st Scouting Force. Transferred to 857BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF flying Elint Droopsnoot P-38 lightning [gathering Electronic Intelligence].

  • Fred Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions on B-17's as co-pilot to 1st Lt Fred D Grinham. ...

  • Clifford Buckles

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 1SF, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dwight Hartman

    Military | Captain

  • Frank Hoder

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Vitgeest on 22 Oct 44 in P-51 'Betty Joyce' #4413532

  • William Schofield

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Co-Pilot
    77 missions flown from June 1944 to 20 April 1945. Flew 30 missions with 379th BG. Started as co-pilot, ended as pilot. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force flying P-51s. Flew 47 missions as lead pilot in Scouting Force. ...

Aircraft

  • 44-13699 'G.I.Jive'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF. Transferred to Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX). Transferred to 1st Scouting Force.

Locations

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 21:25:31 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
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Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 20:52:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, person associations and place associations
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