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"Retired Brig. Gen. Maurice Cristodoro gets a hug from a family member Aug.24, 2006, just before he is inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kate Rust)"



  • 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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (20th Fighter Group)
  • Headquarters (356th Fighter Group)
  • Headquarters (67th Fighter Wing)


  • Maurice Cristadoro

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x missions. Credited 1 x kill [Fw190]. Discharged USAAF. ...


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31 August 2018 10:59:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations