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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…

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

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…

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

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

Frank B. James was born in Delavin, Wis., on 21st March 1912. He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1937 with a bachelor of arts degree and, in June of…

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

Glenn E Duncan was born n 1918. Joined the 353rd FG in late 1942 (equipped with P-47) Fist victory on 23 sept 1943 (Fw190 over Nantes) became an ace on 20 dec 1943 Took over the…

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

Donald J.M Blakeslee (born on September 11, 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.) Assigned to 401 Squadron RCAF on may 15, 1941, in England. (first victory on 22 nov 1941, destroying a…

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

James J Stone Jr Commanded the 78th FG between 31 jul 1943 and 22 may 1944. [On 14 May 1943, the 78th encountered the Luftwaffe for the first time in combat. Leading three…

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

Hubert "Hub" Zemke Born in Missoula, Montana on 14 march 1914. Assumed command of the 56th FG on 16 september 1942, scoring 15 ,25 aerial victories with the "Wolfpack", added 2,5…

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