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82nd Fighter Squadron

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  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

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    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...

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Based Duxford

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  • Robert Abernathy

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Robert Adamina

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Robert Adamina served as a pilot with the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group. He was shot down on 14 May 1943 in P-47C (serial number 41-6198). He became involved in a dogfight with FW190's in support of B-17s. He came down in North Sea near...

  • James Allison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. End of War. Awards: WWII Victory.

  • Arthur Allred

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group

  • Bryant Anderson

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD). 2nd tour with 6th Fighter Wing. Awards: WWII Victory. Post War: Remained in USAF serving in Korea and Vietnam, retiring as Colonel.

  • Donald Anderson

    Military | Captain | 78th Fighter Group

  • Edwin Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Hannover. On run in to strafe ground targets, hit by flak. Abandoned P-51D 44-63177 24-Feb-45. 2nd Lt Anderson Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 12613.

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Woodrow Anderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Woodrow Anderson entered service from Texas and served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group transferring to the 352nd Fighter Group. He Failed to Return (FTR) from a bomber escort to Dessau. Bounced by three Bf109's near Leipzig and shot down in P...

  • Robert Baker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter bombing mission to Evreaux area in P-47 42-76547, last seen strafing trucks in the Beaumont Le Roger area. Shot down 10-Jun-44. Pilot Lt Robert L Baker Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5617....

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Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 06:43:49 My390CJ Changes to media associations
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James Scheibler

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 04:13:19 My390CJ Changes to media associations
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James Scheibler

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:48:28 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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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