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Lieutenant Barney P. Casteel of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, stands beside his battle damaged P-47 Thunderbolt (UN-A, serial number 43-25531), May 1944.



  • 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


  • Barney Casteel

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. ...


  • 43-25531 'Judy' 'Georgia Peach'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Flak damaged 19-May-44. Lost 18-Sep-44 - Lt Robert G Kelley - Evaded MACR 8996.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:50 AAM AAM ingest

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