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Grant R. Smith


42-G Luke Field, AZ;
SWP 44th FS P-40/P-38 2 kills, shot down and evaded capture;
MTO 318th FS 325th FG P-51D 1 kill;
Vietnam, CO 44th TFS F-105D;
Cold War, CO 20th TFW F-111E.



  • Mack Bunderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1055-single engine/Ground Adjutant | 325th Fighter Group
    318th FS 325th FG Squadron Adjutant. (off flying ststus due to wounds received) 44th FS 18th FG 87 missions 2 air kills WIA SWP Sept 1943. Flight Class 42G Moore Field, Mission, TX Aug 1942

  • Frank Gaunt

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 325th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 318th FS 325th FG MTO P-51D 23 missions Flight leader 44th FS 18th FG SWP P-40/P-38 8 air kills 143 missions

  • Norman McDonald

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 52nd Fighter Group
    11.5 Victory Ace (7.5 with the 52nd FG & 4.0 with the 325th FG)

  • James Toner

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine/deputy group commander | 325th Fighter Group
    Lt Col USAF retired 1940-1965 Wingman 18th PG SWP P-36 & P-40 1941-42 Flight leader 317th FS P-40 & P-47 1943 - 1944 CO 318th FS P-51 1944 Deputy Commander 325th FG 1944 - 45 3 air kills (1 x ME-109 + 2 x FW-190) 147 combat missions

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Units served with

  • 325th Fighter Group
  • 318th Fighter Squadron

    318th Fighter Squadron

    It was established in mid-1942 as a fighter squadron, and trained under I Fighter Command primarily in the northeast with Curtiss P-40 Warhawks. It was deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in Algeria, and took part in the North...


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22 December 2020 20:26:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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