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Captain Ball of the 339th Fighter Group is presented an award by Brig. General Murray C. Woodbury at an 8th Air Force Station F-378 In England. 22 July 1944.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A07316-71761AC.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 504th Fighter Squadron


  • Melville Ball

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x Kill. Completed tour of duty. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Murray Woodbury

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Wing Commander; Commanding General
    Murray C. Woodbury was born in 1899 in Burlington, Vt. He graduated from the Florida Military Academy in 1917, and attended Norwich University, Vt. He served as a private and private first class, Aviation Section, Signal Reserve, from Jan. 31, 1918, to...


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01 September 2016 11:29:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations