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1LT Robert D. Cutting
82nd FG - 96th FS = 15th AF



  • 82nd Fighter Group

    82nd Fighter Group

    The 82nd Fighter Group flew training missions from bases in Northern Ireland with the Eighth Air Force between October and December 1942. They then joined the Twelfth Air Force in North Africa, supporting the ground invasion of Tunisia, Sicily and...

  • 96th Fighter Squadron

    96th Fighter Squadron

    The squadron was first activated in early 1942 at Harding Field, Louisiana as the 96th Pursuit Squadron,[1] one of the original three squadrons of the 82d Pursuit Group.[2] It soon moved to California where it equipped with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings and...


  • Robert Cutting

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Robert D. Cutting was my father I am Robert D. Cutting, II. His first combat mission was on September 2, 1943, in his flight log he stated this was "the roughest". 6 members of the 96th FS were lost on that day and is considered one of the greatest...



Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 03:14:40 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2016 03:14:40 466thHistorian Changes to place associations