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"ENGLAND-upon returning from a mission over enemy occupied territory, these 8th Air force P-51 Mustang pilots have gone directly to the intelligence section to be interrogated. Giving their information to the interrogation officer, they are L to R" :
1st Lt David H Courtney, 1st Lt Neil B Weatheral, Major Clayton L Peterson, 1st Lt Robert Jones, Capt Carl E Breathwit, 1st Lt Alfred E Carr Jr.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A13840-55545AC.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron


  • Carl Breathwit

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FG OTU, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Alfred Carr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep Nurnberg in P-51D 44-14068 'Little Joe'. Hit by flak crashed near Heilbronn. 20-Feb-45. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12558. Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Courtney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal.

  • Robert Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot

  • Clayton Peterson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    49th FG New Guinea 1942-43 38th FS HQ 55th FG

  • Neil Weatherall

    Military | First Lieutenant


Date Contributor Update
17 April 2017 16:24:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations