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John K Wilkins Jr.

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 2nd Scouting Force
  • 436th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (355th Fighter Group)

Events

Event Location Date
End Tour of Duty (ETD)
Transferred

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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