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Bill Genge



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron


  • William Genge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    A native of Warren, PA., USA, Bill Genge enlisted at 17 and became a World War II pilot stationed at Duxford, and spent nearly a year as a prisoner of war in Germany after his plane was shot down in 1944. He returned to Duxford fifty-five years later...


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02 April 2021 13:28:30 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

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18 May 2018 20:17:30 Dgenge Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

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