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Group of 38th Fighter Squadron pilots taken outside their living quarters. (L-R) Back Row: Capt. Lester F Spiecker; Capt. Carl E Breathwit; Capt. Clarence T Williams; Lt. Donald T Menegay; Capt. Donald M Cummings; Lt. Joseph E Mirando. Front Row: Capt. Robert F Maloney; Capt. Millard O Anderson; Capt. William B Stagg; Lt. Ralph E Morrow.



  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron


  • Millard Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Carl Breathwit

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 55FG OTU, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Robert Maloney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Ran off the runway after losing an engine on take off for a test flight on 27 Mar 1944 in P-38J 42-67284. RTD.

  • Joseph Mirando

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Flew from 11Dec 1944 to Apr 1945. Served with the NY Air National Guard and the TX Air National Guard. Retired as a Lt Col. Air Medal w/ 6 Oak Leaf Cluster 2 FW190

  • Ralph Morrow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned after VE Day

  • Lester Spiecker

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot

  • William Staggs

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 57 missions (279 Hrs) over enemy territory in P-51 Mustang. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clarence Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot


  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 11:02:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations