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Earl Norman Sugars

Military

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 82nd Fighter Group

    82nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 82nd Fighter Group flew training missions from bases in Northern Ireland between October and December 1942. They then joined the Twelfth Air Force in North Africa, supporting the ground invasion of Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. Between October 1943...

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 2 March 1919

Son of Marie Sugars.

Based 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Duluth, MN December 1970

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2021 20:41:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/618081424
https://www.fold3.com/record/63139677/earl-sugars-social-security-death-...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Duxford Diary' by the Duxford Aviation Society, 1989 edition

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