The IX Air Force Service Command performed two functions: supplying the Ninth Air Force, and maintenance and major repair of airplanes and other equipment. ...
The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...
A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf: http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf
The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...
Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...
Military | Colonel | Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
In WWII, Lt. Russell DeMont was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 329th Bomb Squadron in Benghazi, Libya. Pilot Lt. Russell D. Demont and Copilot Lt. Robert C. Murray flew the B-24 Liberator bomber, the 'Valient Virgin' on...
On the 19th of April 1944, this aircraft flown by Capt. William Richard Fleming was involved in a mid-air collission with another P-47D flown by 2nd Lt. Edwin Rogers Johnston. Both aircraft crashed, Johnston bailed out, slightly hurt, Fleming was...
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Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)