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84th Fighter Squadron

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Duxford

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People

  • Luther Abel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 552FTS, 495FTG 8AF USAAF as instructor. P-47C 41-6234 lost engine on local training flight on 9 Jan 1944. A/C broke out of undercast too low and crashed into a plowed field near Loughborough,...

  • Russell Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | 78th Fighter Group

  • Paul Ankeny

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Arpin

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 449FS, 51FG, 14AF USAAF [China, Burma, India CBI theatre. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME, AP. Post War: Remained in USAF. Served in Korea and Vietnam. Rising to the rank of Major.

  • Andrew Barba

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 6th Fighter Wing. Transferred to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 495FTG. EOW. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Baron

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Dick flew 80 missions and was awarded several medals, but I can't find the list. I will continue to look for it. Del Skjod flew as co-pilot of 'Agony Wagon' a B-17G . Name was not painted on nose. ...

  • Donald Bath

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost in training flight accident 1 miles from Hill Farm, Tillingham 8-Mar-45. Pilot Lt Donald A Bath Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA). Awards: PH.

  • Harold Beck

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Harold Beck served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford, flying 76 missions. ...

  • Willard Behm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. EOW. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Belliveau

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 41-6240

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47C-2-RE 41-6240 [WZ:E] was assigned to the 78FG/84FS at Duxford, UK. On 18-Oct-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Frankin B. Resseguie, was despatched with other fighters from his group to provide escort to B-17 bombers planned to attack at Duren,...

  • 42-25529

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25537

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25698 'Okie II' 'Jeanie'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Ostend after pulling off Aerodrome at Miltonberg seen to be smoking, reported zero oil pressure. Bellied in at Darmstadt. Pilot Lt Robert E Clague Prisoner of War (POW). 10...

  • 42-25712

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25736

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25871 Nigger II

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25985

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26583

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26590 Thoroughbred

    P-47 Thunderbolt

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 10:51:05 rossingtonj Changes to type
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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 / 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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