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Luther Wilson Ghent


Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron


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...


Event Location Date
Born Mountain View, Arkansas 23 October 1916
Lived in Stone County, AR, USA 1942
Enlisted Little Rock, AR, USA 6 November 1942
Based Kings Cliffe 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Arkansas, USA 29 October 1996
Buried Fox, AR 72051, USA November 1996

Fox Cemetery
Stone County
Arkansas, USA


Date Contributor Update
08 November 2016 13:21:32 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:26 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / King's Cliffe Memorial Edition