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Lady the Mutt


Lady was a mutt who became the mascot of the 417th Night Fighter Squadron. She was with the group in Corsica, and moved with them to Dijon.

William A Rhodes remembers her:'"Lady" may have been a mutt, but she was a warm friend to every man in the 417th NFS.'


Units served with

  • 417th Night Fighter Squadron

    417th Night Fighter Squadron

    The 417th Night Fighter Squadron was activated 20 February 1943. After organisation and training at Kissimmee Air Base near Orlando, Florida, the 417th departed for oversees duty on 5 May 1943 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Scotland six days...


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17 December 2019 11:59:00 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, biography and unit associations

William A Rhodes' recollections of his service with the 417th NFS