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Capt Gerald 'Jerry' Brown in P-38 cockpit. 38FS, 55FG, 8AF.



  • 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. ...

  • 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


  • Gerald Brown

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Major (Jerry) Brown joined the United States Army the day before the Pearl Harbor attack, and served in the enlisted ranks until June 1942, when he became an Aviation Cadet. He graduated in March 1943. ...


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14 May 2017 12:03:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations