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Lt. George W Jones, [ Lenoir TN ], 505th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-15315 6N-Y “Miss E.T.O.” L-R Lt. Jones, Cpl. Ruby Newell who had the P-51 named for her, and crew chief S/Sgt. Anthony M Fresella, [ Bronx NY ].



  • 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. ...

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 505th Fighter Squadron


  • Anthony Fresella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • George Jones

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Madgeburg in P-51D 44-11204, hit by return fire, engine failing, baled out too low and chute didn't fully inflate before he hit the ground at Meckohn. Killed in Action (KIA...

  • Ruby Newell

    Military | Corporal | WAC
    In 1944 she was voted "the prettiest WAC in the 8th Air Force" by the GIs, in a "Stars and Stripes" newspaper competition. ...



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23 April 2017 08:36:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations