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James Sullins Varnell Jr.


Flight leader/Operations officer flying Spitfire Mk Vc/IX and P-51B/D.
2nd FS 52nd FG 12th AF then 15th AF Aug. 1943-Sept. 1944.
P-51D s/n 44-13431 QP+E
17 air kills plus 2 damaged.
Top ace of the 52nd FG.
KIFA April 9, 1945 near Pinellis Field, FL flying P-40N s/n 44-7432


Units served with

  • 52nd Fighter Group

    52nd Fighter Group

    Two of the Squadrons of the 52nd Fighter Group flew Spitfires with RAF Fighter Command in August and early September 1942 from northern Ireland. After these preparatory missions, the Group joined the Twelfth and then Fifteenth Air Force in the...

  • 2nd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Madna

    Military site : airfield


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