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" media-388354.jpg 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 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" Roger Freeman Collection

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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
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"
  • 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

Duxford 3 June 1943

Based

Sawston Hall 20 August 1943

Based

Troston 25 October 1945 - 21 November 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 357th Fighter Group 364th Fighter Squadron 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13044062 / O-792943
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • 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
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: Spitfire
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 52nd Fighter Group No 71 'Eagle' Squadron

Revisions

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ContributorEmily
ChangesChanges to motto, insignia, us air force combat units of world war ii description, commanding officers associations and stations
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

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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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