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Lt. Alden P Rigby. 487th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-15629 HO-R "Eleen & Jerry". Lt. Rigby seen with his Crew Chief S/Sgt. Harry Gilette.



  • 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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron


  • Alden Rigby

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 76 combat missions over Europe, totalling 272 combat hours. Credited with 5 kills, including downing 2 x 190's and 2 x 109's on 1-Jan-45 over his home base of Asch, Belgium/Y-29. Additionally credited 1 x...



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25 October 2017 13:18:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations