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Lt. George W Jones, [ Lenoir TN ], 505th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-15315 6N-Y “Miss E.T.O.” photo showing Cpl. Ruby Newell at the presentation ceremony and giving a good view of her portrait on the side of the P-51. Cpl. Newell was voted the most beautiful WAC in the ETO in a Stars and Stripes contest.

L-R [from nose of A/C]: Unknown, Lt George W Jones, Cpl Ruby Newell, CC S/Sgt Anthony M Fresella, Unknown, Unknown.



  • 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. ...



  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...


Date Contributor Update
23 April 2017 08:43:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations