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Left to right: Major Francis S. Gabreski and Steve N. Gerick. Both are pilots of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group.



  • 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...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron


  • Francis Gabreski

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Francis S Gabreski was the son of Polish immigrants to the US. He enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps in July 1940, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Reserve in March 1941 and was posted to Wheeler Field, Hawaii. ...

  • Steven Gerick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Became an ace fighter pilot, flew with Zemke and Gabreski ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:59 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection