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Type A-14 Oxygen Mask worn by First Lieutenant James Orin Patton Jr of the 78th Fighter Group, 1944



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    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 ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron


  • James Patton

    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...


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26 November 2021 09:26:30 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

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