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71st Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 1st Fighter Group

    1st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 1st Fighter Group were initially deployed to Britain in the summer of 1942 as part of Operation Bolero. After shuttling through a number of different bases in the UK, the Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force in September 1942 and supported...

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Connections

People

  • Robert McCord

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 1st Fighter Group
    Engine problems with P-38F-1-LO 41-7617 forced McCord to land back at Goxhill with landing gear retracted 19 August 1942. No injuries.

  • David Thomas

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 1st Fighter Group

  • William Young

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 1st Fighter Group
    Shot down in P-38-F on escort mission to Meaulte, France by Unteroffizier Stoller near Calais 2 Oct 1942. Prisoner of War (POW). Group was transferred to 12th AF on 14 September but was still operating under 8th control.

Aircraft

  • W8959

    Master
    Miles Master W8959, assigned to 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group, 8th AF USAAF.

  • 44-25734

    P-38 Lightning

  • 43-28777

    P-38 Lightning

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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