63rd Fighter Squadron

Squadron
The insignia of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. media-395185.jpg FRE 5242 The insignia of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Roger Freeman Collection

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Object Number - FRE 5242 - The insignia of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32167407
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Role/Job: Enlisted Man
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15327143 / O-715452
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
Lieutenant Barney P. Casteel of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, stands beside his battle damaged P-47 Thunderbolt (UN-A, serial number 43-25531), May 1944.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-810471
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-000974/ O-2044946
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
Lieutenant Samuel O. Stamps of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, with two ground crew, on P-47 Thunderbolt named "Tinkle".
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Tinkle
  • Unit: 366th Fighter Group 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 15767
  • Description: Wings of War, a tribute to 2 Lt Richard A Albert, by Albert & Gage. Christine Albert, the vocalist, is Richard's niece.
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 51263
  • Description: 56th Fighter Group Unit History, complete copy Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record...

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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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