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Troy L Eggleston

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Diephoiz in P-47 #4227297

Service

People

  • Brussels the Terrier

    Military | Other | Mascot | 78th Fighter Group
    Terrier - 'Brussels' was owned by 2Lt Tory Eggleston, who brought him back from leave in his pocket. He was just a 'sprout', so they called him 'Brussels'. When Tory was killed, Capt Huie H Lamb looked after Brussels, who became a much-loved member of...

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 26 November 1944
Died 26 November 1944
Killed in Action (KIA)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10544 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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