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79th Service Group



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  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter 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 ...

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Station Location Date
Based Duxford
Based Raydon



  • Wilbur Edwards

    Military | Private First Class (6th Grade) | PS | 79th Service Group
    Assigned to 84th Service Squadron, 79th Service Group, 8AF USAAF. Non operational flight to Duxford in B-17 42-102937 'Ready Freddie'; pilot clipped control tower beacon, lost control and crashed into barracks building. Died non Battle (DNB) ...

  • Donald French

    Military | Staff Sergeant | PS | 79th Service Group
    Assigned to 84th Service Squadron, 79th Service Group, 8AF USAAF. Plane crashed at Duxford airfield. Killed in Service (KIS) Awards: PH.

  • Edward Juliano

    Military | Corporal | Instrument Specialist | 303rd Bomb Group
    Arrived Liverpool, England Sept 19, 1943; 12th Replacement Depot, Stone, England 09 Sept 1943. Assigned Duxford, Eng 09/21/43, 332 Service Squadron, 333 Service Group, Instrument Shop. We remained at Duxford although squadron and group nos were changed...

  • John Ranson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 79th Service Group

  • Samuel Stephenson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group Commander | 79th Service Group

  • Charles Trout

    Military | Private First Class | Auto Equipment Operator | 79th Service Group
    worked in auto maintenance and trucks EAME Medal; Good Conduct Medal; WW II Victory Medal

  • James Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | P-47 Pilot | 79th Service Group


  • 42-27912

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • DE745 'Dorothy'

    Tiger Moth
    Assigned to USAAF, Landing accident Goxhill 2-Aug-43, Taxiing accident Halesworth 30-Aug-43, Take Off accident Westleton 7-Sep-43 Maj Glenn E Duncan: - ...




Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 16:31:24 Emily Changes to type, unit part of associations and unit encompassing associations

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, p 130

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:46 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)