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Headquarters (496th Fighter Training Group)



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  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Goxhill had been a fighter training base since 1942 but it was only in December 1943 that a Fighter Training Group was established there. Pilots who had received the basic training in the USA would practise ETO operational procedures and gunnery before...

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Based Goxhill



  • Frank Fong

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Frank Fong served as a fighter pilot with the 359th Fighter Group. On 29 June 1944 he was sent on detached service to Air Sea Rescue as part of what became known as the 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. ...

  • Kal Gladstone

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Kal Gladstone served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group.

  • Carl Goldenburg

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 339th Fighter Group

  • Joe Reed

    Military | First Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group

  • George Rickett

    Military | First Lieutenant | 496th Fighter Training Group

  • Paul Trudeau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351st Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group on 11 February 1944. ...

  • James Upchurch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 355th Fighter Group




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 AAM AAM ingest

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)