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Lieutenant-Colonel Jack S. Jenkins, of the 55th Fighter Group, and James J. Stone, of the 78th Fighter Group, stand in front of P-47 Thunderbolt. A P-38 Lightning (CY-?) of the 343rd Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group is in the background.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Jack S. Jenkins, of the 55th Fighter Group, and James J. Stone, of the 78th Fighter Group, stand in front of P-47 Thunderbolt. A P-38 Lightning (CY-?) of the 334th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group is in the background.

Connections

Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Jack Jenkins

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Coulommiers on 10 Apr 44 in P-38 'Texas Ranger' #42-67825. MACR 3620. ...

  • James Stone

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer / Pilot
    See page 132, Fry's book - 'Eagles of Duxford'

Locations

  • Duxford

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2017 01:33:22 shabbyabbey Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Author's 55th.org website

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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