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81st Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 50th Fighter Group

    50th Fighter Group

    Group
    Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Lymington

Connections

People

  • Rex David

    Military | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Rex David served as a pilot with the 81st Fighter Squadron of the 50th Fighter Group from Lymington, England in 1944. One of the aircraft he flew was P-47 42-25744, which he nicknamed 'The Galveston Gal'.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:07:57 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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