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Orville E Goodman

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron
  • 554th Fighter Training Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Promoted
Transferred 495th Fighter Training Group
Transferred 496th Fighter Training Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2019 14:13:59 general ira snapsorter Changes to role
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
WWW.55th.org roster

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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