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Technical Sergeant H. Leachman of the 479th Fighter Group, sits in the cockpit of a P-51 Mustang (J2-R, serial number 44-14327) flown by Colonel Kyle L Riddle. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' #2 H. Leachman- waiting for the flight. Col Riddle Pilot.'

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  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

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    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:29 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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