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2nd Lt James C Shanklin 552FTS, 495th FTG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 552nd Fighter Training Squadron


  • James Shanklin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 552nd Fighter Training Squadron, 495th Fighter Training Group 8AF USAAF. Killed in crash due to explosion Gerwyn Farm in P-47 41-6620, 11-Apr-44. KIFA.


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10 March 2016 21:38:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations