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  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 375th Fighter Squadron
  • 435th Fighter Squadron


  • Robert Farney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 361st Fighter Group

  • Verne Hooker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot / Ops Officer | 479th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 435FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 2 x tours. Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Klees

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    My Father, Paul H Klees, Jr. served in the US ARMY AIR FORCE during WWII. He arrived as a replacement pilot to the 361 about D-day. His first combat mission was about 6/12/1944, ground support for the invasion. He completed 50 combat missions,...


Date Contributor Update
18 June 2015 10:44:17 santini99 Changes to production block number

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Date Contributor Update
05 February 2015 14:39:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations and media associations

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