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Barton M Russell


20th FG Commanding Officer Jan 17, 143 to March 2, 1944.
Served with the 20th FG from 1937 thru 1943.
11 Combat missions 1/2 FW-190 destroyed air.
CO 51st FIW 1953-55

1/2 kill (ME109)


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Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


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12 December 2018 14:03:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and media associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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20 May 2017 01:54:14 fugari Changes to biography

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

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20 May 2017 01:45:55 fugari Changes to nickname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations

JCook Photo Collection and Archives

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27 September 2014 18:04:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia