83rd Fighter Squadron

Squadron
Left to right: Captain Foy E. Higginbottom, Lieutenant Hubert "Bill" Davis and Lieutenant John A. Kirk, all pilots of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, drink Coca-Cola outside a Nissen hut at Duxford air base. 1943-1945.

Object Number - FRE 293 - Left to right: Captain Foy E. Higginbottom, Lieutenant Hubert "Bill" Davis and Lieutenant John A. Kirk, all pilots of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th...

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Duxford

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-767150
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-666894
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-223061
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot, Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 6th Fighter Wing 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-190527
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer

Aircraft

Personnel of the 78th Fighter Group stand on the wing of a P-47 Thunderbolt (HL-T). caption on image: "'Flash' Gordon, 83, same bird as 7963."
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: El Jeepo
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Owley and Tobe
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron

Revisions

Date18 Aug 2019 17:10:28
ContributorBub's Daughter
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Pilot's daughter

Date17 Aug 2019 20:23:31
ContributorBub's Daughter
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Daughter

Date17 Aug 2019 20:19:49
ContributorBub's Daughter
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DAUGHTER

Date1 Oct 2014 17:10:03
ContributorSuperman
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Duxford Diary

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:51
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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