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Left to right: Captain Foy E. Higginbottom, Lieutenant Hubert "Bill" Davis and Lieutenant John A. Kirk, all pilots of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, drink Coca-Cola outside a Nissen hut at Duxford air base. 1943-1945.
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. 35 missions. Credited with 4 x victories. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).
Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Captain | Pilot
Bud Higginbottom served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group.
Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
73 missions with P-47 and P-51. (19-12-44; 19-12-44; 19-03-45; 21-03-45 dates of air shoot downs)
DFC/ AM w/ 15 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ 3 Battle Stars
4 Air, 4 Ground
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...