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Lt. William S Orvis Jr., Stockton, CA. 82nd Fighter Squadron. Lt. Orvis was killed in action on 28 May 1944 in P-47D 42-76318 MX-W. It is not known if this was his assigned a/c.



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  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron


  • William Orvis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. 3 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Hannover Strafing Wunstrof A/D in P-47 42-76318 hit by AA fire climbed to bale out, stalled/spun in. 28-May-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5026. Awards: PH.


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