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Burial of Lieutenant Patrick M. Williams, pilot of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, in Belgium, 2 June 1943.



  • 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


  • Pat Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in P-47 42-7946 on fighter sweep in Dunkirk area. His aircraft was seen to make a half roll at 30,000ft and enter a steep dive. Repeated calls from other pilots received no response and it is...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:22 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection