Capt William C Brearley 359th Fighter Squadron. P-47D 44-19939 OC-C "Princess Jocelyn".
Ground crew: S/Sgt Francis H McGillivray [Crew Chief], Cpl Emanuel F Curcio[Asst Crew Chief], Cpl Walter W Kondziela [Armourer], Cpl Herman S Spencer [Radio Tech].
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD1). Rejoined for 2nd tour. 97 combat missions. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD2). Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (9OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Private First Class
Military | Corporal | Armament
Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
AAFTS Lincoln, NB; Mech 42 Curtiss-Wright Service School; Pratt-Whitney in Hartford, CT; at MH 8/43 to 9/45
Military | Corporal
Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt William C Brearley.