The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...
The 82nd Fighter Group flew training missions from bases in Northern Ireland with the Eighth Air Force between October and December 1942. They then joined the Twelfth Air Force in North Africa, supporting the ground invasion of Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. Between October 1943 and April 1945, the Group flew bomber escorts with the Fifteenth Air Force over Italy.
The squadron was activated in early 1942 at Harding Field, Louisiana as the 95th Pursuit Squadron, one of the original three squadrons of the 82d Pursuit Group. It soon moved to California where it equipped with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings and began...
The squadron was first activated in early 1942 at Harding Field, Louisiana as the 96th Pursuit Squadron, one of the original three squadrons of the 82d Pursuit Group. It soon moved to California where it equipped with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings and...
The squadron was first activated in early 1942 at Harding Field, Louisiana as the 97th Pursuit Squadron, one of the original three squadrons of the 82d Pursuit Group. It soon moved to California where it equipped with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings and...
|Based||Maydown||6 October 1942 – 16 December 1942|
|Based||Eglinton||15 October 1942 – 3 January 1942|
|Based||Telerghma Airfield||January 1943 – 28 March 1943|
|Based||Bertreaux Airfield||28 March 1943 – 13 June 1943|
|Based||Grombalia Airifield||3 August 1943 – 3 October 1943|
|Based||San Pancrazio Airfield||3 October 1943 – 10 October 1943|
|Based||Lecce Airfield||10 October 1943 – 11 January 1944|
|Based||Vincenzo Airfield||11 January 1944 – 30 August 1945|
Military | 82nd Fighter Group
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055-single engine | 82nd Fighter Group
Flight leader 95th FS 82nd FG MTO 6 air kills Shot down by ME-109 on Aug 27, 1943 and captured but later escaped. MACR #549 Flight leader 4th FS 3rd Air Commando Group SWP 2 kills Flew C-54s during the Berlin Airlift. Retired has Lt Col in 1963
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 82nd Fighter Group
Robert D. Cutting was my father I am Robert D. Cutting, II. His first combat mission was on September 2, 1943, in his flight log he stated this was "the roughest". 6 members of the 96th FS were lost on that day and is considered one of the greatest...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 352nd Fighter Group
3rd combat tour flight leader 487th FS 352 FG KIA Sept. 23, 1944. ...
Military | Corporal | 82nd Fighter Group
Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 82nd Fighter Group
Gerald Rounds served as a fighter pilot with the 97th Fighter Squadron of the 82nd Fighter Group, flying P-38s in the Mediterranean Theater.
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 27th Air Transport Group
6 kills MTO 95th FS 82nd FG OPS officer 338th FS 55th FG Post WWII air tanker pilot P-38H s/n 42-67030 CL-V "Janet"
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 82nd Fighter Group
Pilot P-38 Droop Snoot Lightning 43-28352 'Lady Lou'. Assigned to 95th FS, 82nd FG, 15th AF.
Military | Captain | Pilot | 82nd Fighter Group
Named for baby daughter Vivian Gaile. Lost 10 Feb 44 - Lt. Donald E Ludwig KIA
Built by Lockheed as a P-38J, field modified at Langford Lodge into a 'Droop Snoot*' configuration. Assigned to 82nd Fighter Group, 12th AF, either to 95th, 96th or 97th Fighter Squadron. ...
P-38J Lightning field modified to 'Droop Snoot*' configuration. Assigned 97th FS, 82nd FG, 12AF, transferred to 393rd FS, 367th FG, 9AF, transferred to 392nd FS, 367th FG, 9AF. ...
Supermarine Spitfire N3098 Mk Ia Const #369, Built at Eastleigh. ...
Supermarine Spitfire W3138 Mk Va Const #1628, Built at Eastleigh. ...
Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 95FS, 82FG, 12AF USAAF. Lost over Yugoslavia, shot down by Russian Yak fighter. 2Lt Eldon E Coulson Killed in Action (KIA), 7-Nov-44. MACR 9696.
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth. A History of the Units, Men and Machines of the US 8th Air Force.' by Roger A. Freeman (1989). 'Air Force Combat Units of World War II' compiled by the Department of the US Air Force, edited by Maurice Maurer (1983).