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Photo of Lieutenant Thomas Biel (left), Major Gerald Montgomery (centre) and Captain Victor France (right), with the pool of £30 that would be paid to the pilot who would claim the 334th Fighter Squadron's 50th kill.



  • Hipolitus Biel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Hipolitus Biel was the son of Polish immigrant parents. In 1936 he applied to the United States Army Air Corps to enter their pilot training programme. Unable to meet all of their strict entrance guidelines he applied to the Royal Canadian Air...

  • Victor France

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Victor France was from Dallas, Texas, and he appropriately named his P-47 and later his ...

  • Gerald Montgomery

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Deputy Wing Commander
    Major Montgomery was a native of Dallas, Texas, when he entered the Air Corps. After gaining his wings he was assigned to the 4th Fighter Group, 334th Squadron on 15 May 1943. He remained in that squadron until the end of the war. At the end of his...


Date Contributor Update
07 March 2015 21:49:20 apollo11 Created entry with caption and person associations

'Eighty-One Aces of the 4th Fighter Group' by Frank Speer.