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A pilot [ Col Herky Green ] of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force with his P-51 Mustang. Herschel "Herky" Green (Hickory, Kentucky, July 3, 1920 - Torrance, California, August 16, 2006) was a WW II flying ace in the USAAF. Green was the leading ace of the 15th Air Force downing 18 enemy aircraft and destroying 10 more on the ground. He flew in 1943 and 1944 in the North Africa and Italian campaigns with the 325th Fighter Group. By the end of 1944, he had flown 100 missions and received the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 25 Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.

IWM catalogue record

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A pilot of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force with his P-51 Mustang.

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Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 325th Fighter Group

    325th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 325th was first activated as the 325th Fighter Group at Mitchel Field, New York in August 1942 with the 317th,[7] 318th,[8] and 319th Fighter Squadrons[9] assigned. It trained at Hillsgrove Army Air Field with Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft[10]...

People

  • Herschel Green

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot - Squadron Commander
    18 Victory Ace - 2nd highest score in the 15th AF. Leading ace of the 325th FG ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2015 08:59:24 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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