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RAF Issue Type C flying helmet worn by First Lieutenant James Orin Patton Jr of the 78th Fighter Group, 1944
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 ...
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
James 'Jimmy' Patton Jr was born in 1922 in Birmingham Alabama. He was attending Birmingham Southern College and working for the Continental Gin Company when he enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in June 1942. After completing his flight training at...