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2nd Lt William D Bridges Jr 38FS, 55FG 8AF.



  • 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


  • William Bridges

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, OCC, Korean and UN Medals. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korea and rising to the rank of Major.


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22 April 2017 15:20:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations