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Captain George Hrico, Captain Evan M "Johnny" Johnson, Major Archie A Tower and Lieutenant Richard E Krauss of the 339th Fighter Group in front of a P-51 Mustang (6N-W, serial number 44-14705) nicknamed "Boomerang", assigned to Lieutenant Dick Thieme. Image via James G Robinson. Written on slide casing: 'Cpt Hrico, Johnson, Tower & Krauss, 505 FS, Archie Tower.'

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Captain George Hrico, Captain Evan M "Johnny" Johnson, Major Archie A Tower and Lieutenant Richard E Krauss of the 339th Fighter Group in front of a P-51 Mustang (6N-W, serial number 44-14705) nicknamed "Boomerang". Image via James G Robinson. Written on slide casing: 'Cpt Hrico, Johnson, Tower & Krauss, 505 FS, Archie Tower.'

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Units

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    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...

People

  • George Hrico

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    completed tour of duty Nov. 30, 1944, hometown Duquesne, PA

  • Richard Krauss

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Nov. 17, 1944-July 20, 1945, hometown Blue Springs, NE

  • Richard Thieme

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    completed tour of duty March 22, 1945, hometown Sheboygan, WI

  • Archie Tower

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    completed tour of duty Sept. 7, 1945, hometown Winthrop, NY

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2014 12:45:35 Pyker Changes to caption
Sources

Updated a/c information.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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