1st Lt Julian S reems, 2054N 78th, Seattle, Washington of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, in the cockpit of his Republic P-47 "Gelene," poses with a member of his ground crew at 8th Air Force Station F-357 in Duxford, England, 14 November 1944.
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...
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Originally from Tacoma Washington Reems joined the US Army in 1942.
Military site : airfield
RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...