61st Fighter Squadron

Squadron
The insignia of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Designed by Walt Disney, based on the Squadron's bull dog mascot 'Buddy'.

Object Number - FRE 5240 - The insignia of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Designed by Walt Disney, based on the Squadron's bull dog mascot 'Buddy'.

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Unit stations

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Role/Job: Enlisted Man
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Role/Job: Enlisted Man
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Role/Job: Enlisted Man
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Role/Job: Enlisted Man
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Role/Job: Enlisted Man

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Little Butch
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Snow White
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Powers Girl
  • Unit: 6th Fighter Wing 495th Fighter Training Group 56th Fighter Group 552nd Fighter Training Squadron 61st Fighter Squadron 1st Gunnery & Tow Target Flight
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: El Shaf-toe
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron 789th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date12 Nov 2015 20:08:19
ContributorL'il Poison
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Tanya Kelley, daughter Solon Chester Kelley III

Date12 Nov 2015 20:06:21
ContributorL'il Poison
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Tanya Kelley, daughter Solon C. Kelley III

Date9 Apr 2015 21:55:32
ContributorEMBLEMHUNTER
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my photo

Date13 Mar 2015 16:42:30
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:50
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / 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)

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