IWM catalogue record
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Lieutenant Barney P. Casteel of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, stands beside his battle damaged P-47 Thunderbolt (UN-A, serial number 43-25531), May 1944.
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...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.
Assigned to HQ Sqn, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Flak damaged 19-May-44. Lost 18-Sep-44 - Lt Robert G Kelley - Evaded MACR 8996.