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1st Lt Wallace Grady Bland, 83FS, 78FG

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  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

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    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 ...

  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

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  • Wallace Bland

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing/bombing mission to Sicily, Italy in P-38G 43-2389 hit by flak with port engine smoking and losing power, lost control of A/C and baled out, chute...

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Date Contributor Update
25 April 2021 18:27:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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