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: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19075736 / O-728959
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
First Lieutenant Don Bodenhammer and First Lieutenant James Stokes of the 78th Fighter Group, with a P-47 Thunderbolt at Duxford , 29 September 1943. Passed for publication 29 Sep 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Thunderbolt Pilots In Britain. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Two Thunderbolt pilots, First Lieut. Don Bodennamer (left) of Mathis, Texas and First Lieut. James Stokes, of 134-56-232 Street, Laurelton, Long Island, N.Y., at an 8th Air Force Fighter Command Station "somewhere in England". GLE 26
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18103266 / O-666853
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-695151
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 14th Fighter Group 49th Fighter Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17040128 / O-728974
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 338th Fighter Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16078318 / O-681609
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Muscle Bound
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Skonk Hunter
  • 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
  • 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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