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1st Lt Walter R Frederick, enlited at 21 yrs old in the RCAF (Dec 1941). He flew 400 hours with them before transferring to the USAAF (Aug 1943). After training in Thunderbolts he flew a further 200 hours with the 56th FG 63rd FS. He returned to the USA where he taught new pilots before transferring to the Pacific theater. Flying out of Ie Shima his final mission was ended by a direct hit from flak over Tokyo on 28 Jul 1945.



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


  • Walter Frederick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    1st Lt Walter R. Frederick 8th AF 56th FG 63rd. ...



Date Contributor Update
09 September 2020 08:22:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to place associations and mission associations

Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations made in the person record.

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08 September 2020 16:15:53 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to place associations and mission associations

Personal Combat Report - 1.5 kills, 6 trucks

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01 February 2019 23:52:34 Quaker Schlemiel Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations

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