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Maj Gen William E Kepner and members of his command.
Rear L to R: Col Hubert Zemke, Lt Col Donald J M Blakeslee, Col Frank B James, Lt Col Einar A Malmstrom, Col Joe Lennard Mason, Lt Col Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian Jr.
Middle L to R: lt Col Edwin Shepard Chickering, Col James J Stone Jr, Lt Col Glenn E Duncan, Col William James Cummings Jr, Col Avelin Paul Tacon Jr, Col Barton M Russell.
Seated L to R: Col Edward W Anderson, Col Murray Clark Woodbury, Maj Gen William E Kepner, Col Jesse Auton, Col Francis H Griswold.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A47576-55088AC.



  • Edward Anderson

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Commanding Officer, from 27 September 1942 to 20 August 1943. ...

  • Jesse Auton

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General
    Deployed to ETO with 65th Fighter Wing, 8AF USAAF. 12 combat missions. Killed in a plane crash at Offutt AFB, Omaha, 30-Mar-52, while returning on a flight from California. ...

  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Don Blakeslee was born on 11 September 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. As a boy, he became captivated with planes while watching the Cleveland National Air Races held only 30 miles away from his home at 529 7th St, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 1938,...

  • Edwin Chickering

    Military | Brigadier General | Group Commander
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 367FG, 9AF USAAF., ...

  • Thomas Christian

    Military | Colonel | Pilot / Commanding Officer 361st Fighter Group
    Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, Jr., Colonel, U.S. Army Air Forces Headquarters, 361st Fighter Group. ...

  • William Cummings

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine/group commander
    Charter member of 'Bamboo Fleet,' flying patched-up, obsolete aircraft carrying medical supplies, evacuating wounded, etc. , in Philippines, early 1942. DFC/ DUC/ SS/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ OLC

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...

  • Francis Griswold

    Military | Lieutenant General | Pilot; Commanding Officer; Chief of Staff

  • Frank James

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot / Director of Operations

  • William Kepner

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Fighter Command
    From 1909 to 1913, Kepner served in the US Marine Corps. By 1916 he was a second lieutenant in the Indiana National Guard. After a short spell in the US cavalry, in 1917 he transferred to the infantry as a captain and commanded a company at the Battle...

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Date Contributor Update
17 June 2017 08:37:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations