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(L-R) Gen. Kepner, Col. James, LtCol. Jenkins, Maj. Webb, Maj. Joel and Capt. Busching at Nuthampstead.



  • Richard Busching

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Detached Service (DS) VIII FC, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM(OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Jenkins

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Coulommiers on 10 Apr 44 in P-38 'Texas Ranger' #42-67825. MACR 3620. ...

  • Milton Joel

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer 55FG/38FS Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 29-Nov-43 in P-38H 42-67020 while on a mission to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. His aircraft was attacked near Oldenburg, Germany by German fighters. He was able to elude the attackers but his aircraft was...

  • William Kepner

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Fighter Command
    From 1909 to 1913, Kepner served in the US Marine Corps. By 1916 he was a second lieutenant in the Indiana National Guard. After a short spell in the US cavalry, in 1917 he transferred to the infantry as a captain and commanded a company at the Battle...


Date Contributor Update
28 July 2015 23:14:06 J. Rubin Created entry with collection and caption