William Ross Hornsby Jr

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An airman of the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group with a P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Darlin' Presh." Handwritten caption on reverse: '55th FG, 338th FS, 8th Air Force.' media-401216.jpg FRE 2622 An airman of the111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, attached to the 9th Air Force with his F-6 Mustang nicknamed "Darlin' Presh". Dijon France October 1944F-6C Mustang (CL, serial number 42-103403) is in the background. It was my Fathers aircraft and named by him. He did not fly after August 18 1944. This was another pilot in the squadron who then flew it. Serial number was 42-103199. Scott E Hornsby


Handwritten caption on reverse: '55th FG, 338th FS, 8th Air Force.' Roger Freeman Collection

111th TRS war diary.

Object Number - FRE 2622 - An airman of the111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, attached to the 9th Air Force with his F-6 Mustang nicknamed "Darlin' Presh". Dijon France...

Enlisted in the US AAC on May 18 1942 age 18 years old.Served in the US Army Air Corp from Oct 1 1943 till November 30th 1947 primarily in the 111th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron in Rome-Arno, North Africa, Southern France and Normandy.

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