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Capt. Willard L Kreft, Peoria, IL, 38th Fighter Squadron. P-38J 43-28341 CG-O “Peoria Pulveriser”. Crew chief T/Sgt. Vincent L. Hrupek directly to Captain Kreft's left. Other crew members are unidentified. Two of the unidentified crew members wearing hats also appear with Capt Carl E Breathwit and P-51D 44-14970 "Claudia".

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  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    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

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  • Willard Kreft

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
15 March 2021 18:17:51 Stas Changes to caption
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Update picture.

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2021 16:28:25 Stas Changes to unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
12 January 2021 00:32:41 Stas Created entry with collection, caption, person associations and aircraft associations
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Hrupek family collection pictures.

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