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1st Lt. Walter R. Frederick and 1st Lt. Johnny E. Ross 63rd FS, 56th FG, 8th AF - friends from home and from service.



  • 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. ...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


  • Walter Frederick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    1st Lt Walter R. Frederick 8th AF 56th FG 63rd. ...

  • John Ross

    Military | Fighter Pilot


  • 42-26059 'Quaker Schlemeil'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to Lt Walter Frederick 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF who filed claim on 4 July 1944 for 1 downed plane. Lt. Frederick was reposted soon after to Pacific Theater. Transferred as War Weary was a two seater to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 4FG...


Date Contributor Update
01 September 2020 20:36:39 Quaker Schlemiel Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Photo John E. Ross