66th Fighter Wing

Wing
Brigadier General Woodbury, Commanding Officer of the 66th Fighter Wing, talks to senior officers. The 78th Fighter Group was a component of the wing. To the right of the photograph, is the General’s car. The red backing for the white star denotes the rank of the car’s occupant . Handwritten on slide:"Gen Woodbury parade gnd Mason Barnard"

Object Number - FRE 5623 - Brigadier General Woodbury, Commanding Officer of the 66th Fighter Wing, talks to senior officers. The 78th Fighter Group was a component of the...

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-398671
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer of 353rd
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 3rd Air Division 66th Fighter Wing Headquarters (66th Fighter Wing)
  • Service Numbers: O-17421
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Fighter Wing Commander; Commanding General

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Sawston Hall 1943-08-20

Based

Duxford 1943-06-03

Based

Troston 1945-10-25 - 1945-11-21

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing Headquarters (66th Fighter Wing)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 55th Fighter Group 59th Station Complement Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing Headquarters (66th Fighter Wing)
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Chief of Staff

Aircraft

Ground personnel watch a B-17 Flying Fortress (FR-M, serial number 42-30298) nicknamed "Ragin' Red II" of the 379th Bomb Group start up in snow at Bassingbourn, January 1945. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Ragin' Red 379th FG B-17 F Bassingbourn 1/45. Stop a/c 66fw.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ragin Red II
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 379th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron 837th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 52nd Fighter Group No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

Revisions

Date5 Sep 2019 10:11:30
ContributorEmily
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

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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