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T/Sgt Allerton "Fred" Meddaugh Jr (right waist gunner) Capt Baldwin' crew (aircraft 41-24577 "Hell's Angels") Compelted his combat tour on 21 may 43

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 19 · 29 May 2010 You

Lt Sterling H Stamps (390th BG) Bombardier/Togglier Wounded in action on his 20th mission (Munich) on 13 july 1944, aboard 42-102677 "Mississippi Mission" aka "Bob Tail Battler"…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 29 May 2010 You

Francis Stanley "Gabby" Gabreski (1919-2002) 28 victories between 24 aug 1943 and 5 july 1944 6.5 more in Corea (between 8 july 1951 and 13 april 1952)

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 29 May 2010 You

Charles B Hall (1920-1971) "Tuskegee Airman" (332nd FG "Red Tails" 99th FS) On 2 july 1943, became the fist Black man to shoot down an ennemy plane (Fw190) and earned the DFC

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 29 May 2010 You

Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker (1890-1973) WWI top American ace (26 victories between 29 april and 30 oct 1918)

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 29 May 2010 You

from 303rdbg.com website "Colonel Kermit D. Stevens was the 303rd BG(H) Champion Commanding Officer with the distinction of being the longest serving Commanding Officer from 05…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1105 · 28 May 2010 You

Extract from 303rd BG website (Gary Moncur webmaster) "09 SEPTEMBER 1943 - HELL'S ANGELS EIGHTH AIR FORCE CHAMPIONSHIP The 303rd BG(H) team competed in the 1st Bomb Division…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1105 · 28 May 2010 You

41-24577 "Hell's Angels" extract from 303rdbg.com website : "Baldwin Crew's Crew's B-17: B-17F 41-24577 Hell's Angels 358th BS (VK-D). Was assigned to the Baldwin Crew on 16…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1071 · 27 May 2010 You

"Sweet Patootie"

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 1 · 24 May 2010 You

Francis H Griswold Born in 1904 Entering military service as an aviation cadet in September 1928. He completed flying training at Kelly Field, Texas, in October 1929. In July…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

Jesse Auton Was born on 1 dec 1904. Following pilot training in Texas, Auton was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in January 1930. In april 1943, was commander of 65th Fighter…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

William Ellsworth Kepner He was born on 6 janvier 1893 in Miami County, Indiana. Famed pioneer balloonist He served four years in the Marine Corps. He was appointed a 2nd Lt. in…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

Murray C Woodbury Commander of 50th FG from 15 may to 23 july 1942, of the 66th Fighter Wing on 1 april 1943 Commander of 3rd Air Division from 6 sept to 21 nov 1945 Commander…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

Edward W Anderson Was born at Manhattan, Kan., in 1903 In October 1928 he entered the Army as a flying cadet and a year later upon graduating was appointed a second lieutenant. In…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian Jr Born on 19 november 1915 in San Francisco, California. Great grandson of Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. From 1939 to…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

Barton M Russell Commander of 77th FS from 5 dec 1941 to 1 aug 1942, 20th FG from 20 aug 43 to 2 march 44 357th FG from 1 april to 20 aug 1946 33rd FG on 20 aug 1946. 78th FG…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

Joe L Mason 5 victories with the 352nd FG (was commander of this unit between 17 may 1943 and 17 nov 1944) Tok command of Nellis Air Force Base on 4 jan 1949 until 8 jan 1951…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You

Avelin Paul Tacon Jr Born at Mobile, Alabama, in 1914. In January 1943, then Lieutenant Colonel Tacon was transferred to Westover Field, Mass., to assume command of the newly…

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Einar Axel Malmstrom Born on 14 july 1907 in Chicago. In May 1943, he moved to the European Theater of Operations, and assumed command of the 356th Fighter Group in November. On…

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William James Cummings Jr Born in Lawrence, Kansas, on 30 june 1911 Commander of the 355th FG at Steeple Morden between 12 nov 1942 and 4 nov 1944. Took command of the 20th FG on…

Image, found in WWII US Air Force Photos: Page 186 · 23 May 2010 You