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Three pilots of the 82nd Fighter Squadron leaning against the railings in front of Hangar 79; identified as (left to right), Capt Edwin B Miller, Lt Herbert A Stinson (killed in action 10 April 1945), and Lt Wayne F Bechtelheimer.

IWM photo ID - HU 31941

Connections

Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Wayne Bechtelheimer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 78FS, 83FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edwin Miller

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Herbert Stinson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 April 1945 in AC #4415556. 'Doug' AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2016 11:30:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205046652

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