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Fighter pilots of the 355FG, 354FS being briefed before taking off on a mission over enemy territory. Germany 17th April 1945.
- Capt. Gus Allen(far right) leads the "briefing". Standing L - R - Lt Bob Roberson, Lt Dick Lill , Lt Ralph Van Cleave , Lt. John Hayes, Lt Harold Philpott, Lt Angelo Carnivale.

Kneeling L-R are Lt. Girard Kress and Lt Russell Kline.

Connections

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Gus Allen

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 Single Engine
    2.5 air kills 4 ground kills

  • Angelo Carnivale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Hayes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Russell Kline

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF, XIX Tactical Air Command. Flew P-47s / P-51 with 77 missions completed and 1 confirmed kill. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). ...

  • Girard Kress

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: AM (7OLC), WW II Victory, EAME (3 bronze stars).

  • Francis Lill

    Military | First Lieutenant | fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Regional Account manager for REA Magnet Wire Co.

  • Harold Philpot

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. ...

  • Robert Roberson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Van Cleave

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 355FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2017 11:16:46 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
Sources

http://angelfromhellmovie.blogspot.sk/2011/02/355th-fs-pilots-ready-for-...

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2017 11:11:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://angelfromhellmovie.blogspot.sk/2011/02/355th-fs-pilots-ready-for-...

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