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Russ of the 362 Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt



  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February 1944 was one...

  • 377th Fighter Squadron


  • Russell Fairbanks

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    'I was a member of the 377th Fighter Squadron 362nd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. We flew out of Colchester (AAF Sta 159 Wormingford Essex) April 44 moved to AAF sta 412 Headcorn (Maidstone) Kent. Our group moved to A-12 Balleroi, France, in July 1944....


Date Contributor Update
11 November 2014 15:11:37 Memory Book Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Image Courtesy of Russell U Fairbanks