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23rd Fighter Squadron

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  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

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People

  • Paul Chaufty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    On armed reconnaissance mission to Argentan France 15 August 1944, flames were seen coming from the supercharger of Chaufty's aircraft. First Lt Philip E Frankfurt watched Chaufty bail out of the aircraft and his parachute fail to open.

  • Samuel Cole

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Samuel Pittman Cole, Jr., or "Pitt" as he was called, was born in Rockwood, Tennessee to Samuel and Winnie (Spencer) Cole on 9 Oct 1921. He enlisted into the Army Air Corps at MacDill Field, Florida as an aviation cadet, in January 1942. Eventually he...

  • Lane Ruehlen

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | P-47 Pilot | 36th Fighter Group

  • John Teegarden

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 36th Fighter Group

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:41:11 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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