8th
FIGHTER GROUP


(Version provisoire - en construction)
453 victoires

 

 

35 Fighter Squadron
(129 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
ALSOP THOMAS J 1st Lt 35FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BECKETT JAMES V 1st Lt 35FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BOERMAN FRED A Captain 35FTR 12-22-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BROGDEN ELLIOTT P 1st Lt 35FTR 11-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BROWN JOHN T JR 1st Lt 35FTR 09-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CAMPBELL DAVID A 1st Lt 35FTR 05-01-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CAMPBELL DAVID A 1st Lt 35FTR 05-03-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CAMPBELL DAVID A 1st Lt 35FTR 05-29-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CASEY JOHN R JR 1st Lt 35FTR 12-07-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
COLGROVE ROBERT E 1st Lt 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
COLGROVE ROBERT E 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CONNELL EDWIN B 1st Lt 35FTR 05-28-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CONNELL EDWIN B 1st Lt 35FTR 12-07-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CROW ROBERT T JR 1st Lt 35FTR 11-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CROW ROBERT T JR 1st Lt 35FTR 09-02-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DABNEY THOMAS T Captain 35FTR 05-18-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DAVIS EMMETT S Major 35FTR 09-27-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DAVIS EMMETT S Major 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
DWYER WILLIAM H 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
EGAN JAMES W 2nd Lt 35FTR 05-07-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
EGAN JAMES W 2nd Lt 35FTR 05-28-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ERICKSON IRVING A 1st Lt 35FTR 05-28-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
EVERHART LEE R 1st Lt 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 3
EVERHART LEE R 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
EVERHART LEE R Captain 35FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FEILER WILLIAM J 1st Lt 35FTR 12-07-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FLOOD THOMAS F 1st Lt 35FTR 12-22-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GARDNER WILLIAM A 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 3
GARDNER WILLIAM A 1st Lt 35FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GARDNER WILLIAM A 1st Lt 35FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GARDNER WILLIAM A 1st Lt 35FTR 08-17-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GARDNER WILLIAM A 2nd Lt 35FTR 09-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GARDNER WILLIAM A Captain 35FTR 11-01-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GOOLSBY GEORGE S 1st Lt 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
GOOLSBY GEORGE S 2nd Lt 35FTR 01-04-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GOOLSBY GEORGE S Captain 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GREENE GEORGE B JR 1st Lt 35FTR 04-30-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GREENE GEORGE B JR Captain 35FTR 05-08-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GRILLET JOHN J 2nd Lt 35FTR 11-14-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HARRIES FREDERICK C Captain 35FTR 03-04-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HENRY JOHN W 2nd Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOLDER GLENDI C 1st Lt 35FTR 12-25-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOLDER GLENDI C 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
HOLLISTER DWIGHT E 1st Lt 35FTR 08-14-1945 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JACOBS JOHN W JR 2nd Lt 35FTR 05-08-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JACOBSON DEAN E 1st Lt 35FTR 12-31-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JACOBSON DEAN E 2nd Lt 35FTR 11-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
KLANDRUD ROY A 1st Lt 35FTR 09-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
KLANDRUD ROY A 1st Lt 35FTR 11-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
KLANDRUD ROY A 1st Lt 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LOVELESS GAIL C 1st Lt 35FTR 08-17-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LYNCH GEORGE B JR 1st Lt 35FTR 12-22-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MARKS LEONARD P 1st Lt 35FTR 05-10-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MARKS LEONARD P 1st Lt 35FTR 05-27-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCCLELLAND HAROLD M Captain 35FTR 09-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCCLELLAND HAROLD M Captain 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MCDONOUGH WILLIAM F Major 35FTR 02-15-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MCDONOUGH WILLIAM F Major 35FTR 03-04-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCGOVERN DAVID R Captain 35FTR 05-02-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCGOVERN DAVID R Captain 35FTR 05-10-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCKEON JOSEPH T 1st Lt 35FTR 12-07-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCMILLEN ROLLAND T 2nd Lt 35FTR 08-17-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MEYER RAYMOND F JR Captain 35FTR 08-14-1945 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MOORE BILLY G Captain 35FTR 08-14-1945 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ODGERS ROBERT R 1st Lt 35FTR 11-01-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
PARKER ROBERT 1st Lt 35FTR 11-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
POOL KENNETH R 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
POOL KENNETH R 1st Lt 35FTR 08-17-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
POOL KENNETH R 1st Lt 35FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
POSVISTAK WALTER 1st Lt 35FTR 09-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
RAINVILLE CHARLES L 1st Lt 35FTR 11-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
REID NORMAN L 1st Lt 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
REID NORMAN L 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ROBBINS VERNON M 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SCHELL ARTHUR R 2nd Lt 35FTR 12-22-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SOUTHER HAROLD A 1st Lt 35FTR 10-23-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SOUTHER HAROLD A Captain 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 3
STEVENS GEORGE I JR 2nd Lt 35FTR 08-14-1945 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SULLIVAN ARTHUR E 1st Lt 35FTR 11-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
THOMAS DON C Captain 35FTR 09-27-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TROXELL CLIFTON H 1st Lt 35FTR 05-29-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TROXELL CLIFTON H 2nd Lt 35FTR 05-26-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WAGNER FURLO S Captain 35FTR 11-22-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WEAVER CARL T JR 1st Lt 35FTR 11-09-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WEAVER CARL T JR 1st Lt 35FTR 12-27-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
WEST RICHARD L 1st Lt 35FTR 09-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
WEST RICHARD L 1st Lt 35FTR 11-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 4
WEST RICHARD L 1st Lt 35FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WEST RICHARD L 1st Lt 35FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WEST RICHARD L Captain 35FTR 11-01-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
WEST RICHARD L Captain 35FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
WEST RICHARD L Captain 35FTR 11-14-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WEST RICHARD L Captain 35FTR 11-15-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WILDE ROBERT M 2nd Lt 35FTR 05-12-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 2
WINDERS VOY A 1st Lt 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WITT LYNN E JR 1st Lt 35FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WITT LYNN E JR 1st Lt 35FTR 01-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 3
WITT LYNN E JR 1st Lt 35FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WITT LYNN E JR Captain 35FTR 11-01-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1

 

36 Fighter Squadron
(96 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
BARLEY JOHN L 1st Lt 36FTR 05-03-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BECK ABE J Lt Colonel 36FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BENNETT WILLIAM G 1st Lt 36FTR 06-01-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BENNETT WILLIAM G 2nd Lt 36FTR 05-09-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BEVLOCK JAMES J Captain 36FTR 05-18-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BROWN PAUL G Captain 36FTR 05-13-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BROWN PAUL G Captain 36FTR 05-14-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BROWN PAUL G Captain 36FTR 05-18-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CAMPBELL DONALD J 1st Lt 36FTR 12-01-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CLEMENTS JOE L 1st Lt 36FTR 11-07-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
COLLINS FRANCIS M 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CORDELL ROBERT Q 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
COX ROBERT L JR 1st Lt 36FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CREIGHTON KENNETH 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-29-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DANSON WARREN R Captain 36FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DONKER WAYNE 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-14-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DONKER WAYNE 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DUNAWAY JOHN S 1st Lt 36FTR - - - Southwest Pacific 1
DUNAWAY JOHN S 1st Lt 36FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DUNAWAY JOHN S 1st Lt 36FTR 11-04-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DUNAWAY JOHN S 1st Lt 36FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 4
ERICSSON JACK A A 1st Lt 36FTR 12-26-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FALLETTA CHARLIE Captain 36FTR 05-12-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FALLETTA CHARLIE Captain 36FTR 05-27-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FINNELL CHARLES H 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-20-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FORD FRANCIS S 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GHOLSON GROVER D 1st Lt 36FTR 05-14-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GHRAM ELMER F 1st Lt 36FTR 05-13-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GHRAMM GEORGE W 2nd Lt 36FTR 07-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GIROUX WILLIAM K 1st Lt 36FTR 03-15-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GIROUX WILLIAM K 1st Lt 36FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GIROUX WILLIAM K Captain 36FTR 11-02-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 3
GIROUX WILLIAM K Captain 36FTR 11-04-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 3
GIROUX WILLIAM K Captain 36FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GIROUX WILLIAM K Captain 36FTR 11-15-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GRAHAM HAROLD B 1st Lt 36FTR 11-04-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
GRAHAM HAROLD B 1st Lt 36FTR 12-20-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GRISWOLD STEELE T 1st Lt 36FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GRISWOLD STEELE T 1st Lt 36FTR 11-02-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HARRIGER ROBERT L Captain 36FTR 05-09-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HILL ALLEN E Captain 36FTR 12-20-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HUFF THOMAS R 1st Lt 36FTR 11-09-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HUFF THOMAS R Captain 36FTR 11-10-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HYDE LAWRENCE E 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-01-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HYDE LAWRENCE E 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-29-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JETT VERL E 1st Lt 36FTR 12-28-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G Captain 36FTR 10-14-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
LAROQUE RICHARD W Major 36FTR 03-13-1945 - - European 2
LOVETT JOSEPH S JR 2nd Lt 36FTR 05-02-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LOWREY GERALD B 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-01-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MAINWARING JOHN D Captain 36FTR 05-02-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MAINWARING JOHN D Captain 36FTR 05-29-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MAYNARD ROBERT L 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-02-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MAYNARD ROBERT L 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-20-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCGEE DONALD C 1st Lt 36FTR 05-01-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCGEE DONALD C 1st Lt 36FTR 05-29-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MCLAUGHLIN JAMES E 1st Lt 36FTR 07-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MENG LEWIS B Captain 36FTR 05-02-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MILLER WALTER R JR F/O 36FTR 12-29-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MILNER EDWARD L 1st Lt 36FTR 11-07-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MORGAN BION P 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-20-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MOSS JAMES A Captain 36FTR 11-14-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MOSS JAMES A Captain 36FTR 11-15-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MOSS JAMES A Captain 36FTR 12-29-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MOSS JAMES A Captain 36FTR 12-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
PATTERSON HENRY F 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-14-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
PECK CHARLES I 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
PERKINS JOHN J 1st Lt 36FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
PETERSON HOWARD W 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-07-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
RANDOLPH ROY E 1st Lt 36FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SCHWIMMER CHARLES L 2nd Lt 36FTR 05-03-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SLINGMEYER GEORGE H 1st Lt 36FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH ROBERT C * Captain 36FTR 07-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TURNER WILLIAM W 1st Lt 36FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TURNER WILLIAM W 1st Lt 36FTR 11-02-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TURNER WILLIAM W 1st Lt 36FTR 12-20-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TUURI RALPH M 1st Lt 36FTR 07-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TUURI RALPH M Captain 36FTR 03-15-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WELCH GEORGE S 1st Lt 36FTR 12-07-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 3
WOODDELL WILLIAM I JR 2nd Lt 36FTR 11-06-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WOODDELL WILLIAM I JR 2nd Lt 36FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
YUNDT ROBERT W 1st Lt 36FTR 05-14-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ZIELINSKI EUGENE A 1st Lt 36FTR 07-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1

 

80 Fighter Squadron
(212 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
ADAMS BURNELL W 1st Lt 80FTR 10-24-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ADAMS BURNELL W 1st Lt 80FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ADAMS BURNELL W Captain 80FTR 04-12-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ADAMS BURNELL W Captain 80FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ADAMS ROBERT H 1st Lt 80FTR 07-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ADAMS ROBERT H 1st Lt 80FTR 07-23-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ADAMS ROBERT H 1st Lt 80FTR 08-29-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ADAMS ROBERT H 2nd Lt 80FTR 05-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BLAIR LELAND B 1st Lt 80FTR 01-18-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
BLAIR LELAND B 1st Lt 80FTR 04-03-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
BROWN WILLIAM A Captain 80FTR 08-26-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CALDWELL WILLIAM A 1st Lt 80FTR 03-31-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
COBB CHARLES L 1st Lt 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CORALLO JESSE C JR 1st Lt 80FTR 03-31-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CORALLO JESSE C JR 1st Lt 80FTR 04-03-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CRAGG EDWARD Captain 80FTR 05-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 07-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 07-23-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 08-20-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 08-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 09-04-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 10-24-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 10-29-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 12-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
CRAGG EDWARD Major 80FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DALY RAYMOND E 1st Lt 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DALY RAYMOND E 1st Lt 80FTR 08-20-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DEGRAFFENREID EDWIN L 2nd Lt 80FTR 11-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DEGRAFFENREID EDWIN L F/O 80FTR 08-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 3
DEGRAFFENREID EDWIN L F/O 80FTR 09-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DEGRAFFENREID EDWIN L F/O 80FTR 09-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DONALDSON HOWARD B 2nd Lt 80FTR 09-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
DONALDSON HOWARD B 2nd Lt 80FTR 11-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
EVERS WILLIS F F/O 80FTR 10-24-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
EVERS WILLIS F F/O 80FTR 11-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FLETCHER BUD M 1st Lt 80FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FLETCHER BUD M 2nd Lt 80FTR 04-03-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FOTHERINGHAM WILLIAM H 2nd Lt 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FREEMAN HARRISON J 1st Lt 80FTR 09-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FREEMAN HARRISON J 1st Lt 80FTR 10-16-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
FREEMAN HARRISON J 1st Lt 80FTR 10-24-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
FURGASON DELBERT H 2nd Lt 80FTR 12-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GIDLEY JESS E 1st Lt 80FTR 09-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GIDLEY JESS E 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-20-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GIDLEY JESS E 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
GRIFFIN JAMES B 1st Lt 80FTR 09-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HAILEY ALBON B 1st Lt 80FTR 11-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HAILEY ALBON B Captain 80FTR 01-23-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HANOVER DON C JR 1st Lt 80FTR 11-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HANOVER DON C JR 2nd Lt 80FTR 07-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HANOVER DON C JR 2nd Lt 80FTR 09-04-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
HANSON ROBERT P 2nd Lt 80FTR 07-23-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HELVESTON GEORGE T 1st Lt 80FTR 08-26-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HENKES LAWRENCE G 1st Lt 80FTR 12-22-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HILL ALLEN E 1st Lt 80FTR 10-29-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HILL ALLEN E 1st Lt 80FTR 11-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
HILL ALLEN E 1st Lt 80FTR 11-07-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HILL ALLEN E 1st Lt 80FTR 01-18-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HILL ALLEN E 1st Lt 80FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HILL ALLEN E 1st Lt 80FTR 07-29-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HILL ALLEN E 2nd Lt 80FTR 09-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOMER CYRIL F 1st Lt 80FTR 09-04-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOMER CYRIL F 1st Lt 80FTR 09-13-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOMER CYRIL F 1st Lt 80FTR 01-18-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOMER CYRIL F 1st Lt 80FTR 01-23-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
HOMER CYRIL F 1st Lt 80FTR 03-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOMER CYRIL F 1st Lt 80FTR 04-03-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 4
HOMER CYRIL F 2nd Lt 80FTR 07-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
HOMER CYRIL F 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOMER CYRIL F Captain 80FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOMER CYRIL F Captain 80FTR 11-10-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
HOPE GLENN R 2nd Lt 80FTR 04-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
INCE JAMES C 1st Lt 80FTR 05-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
INCE JAMES C 1st Lt 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JENNER VERNON C 1st Lt 80FTR 03-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JENNER VERNON C 1st Lt 80FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JENNER VERNON C 1st Lt 80FTR 11-24-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
JONES JOHN L 1st Lt 80FTR 07-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
JONES JOHN L 1st Lt 80FTR 07-23-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
JONES JOHN L 1st Lt 80FTR 08-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
JONES JOHN L 2nd Lt 80FTR 05-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
JONES JOHN L Captain 80FTR 11-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
KASPER MARK T 1st Lt 80FTR 09-04-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
KRISHER ELWOOD C 1st Lt 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
KRISHER ELWOOD C 1st Lt 80FTR 07-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 09-02-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 09-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 12-13-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 12-17-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 01-23-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 03-31-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G 1st Lt 80FTR 04-03-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LADD KENNETH G 2nd Lt 80FTR 07-29-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LLOYD KENNETH B 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-17-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
LUNDY NOEL R 1st Lt 80FTR 05-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MATHERS LEONIDAS S 1st Lt 80FTR 04-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MATHERS LEONIDAS S 1st Lt 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MATHERS LEONIDAS S Captain 80FTR 08-20-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCGEE DONALD C 1st Lt 80FTR 04-12-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MCGEE DONALD C Captain 80FTR 09-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MURPHEY PAUL C JR 1st Lt 80FTR 12-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MURPHEY PAUL C JR 1st Lt 80FTR 03-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MURPHEY PAUL C JR 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MURPHEY PAUL C JR 2nd Lt 80FTR 10-24-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MURPHEY PAUL C JR Captain 80FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MYERS JENNINGS L 1st Lt 80FTR 12-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
MYERS JENNINGS L 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-20-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
MYERS JENNINGS L 2nd Lt 80FTR 10-16-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
PETERS ROBERT L 2nd Lt 80FTR 11-10-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
RAY C B 1st Lt 80FTR 03-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
RAY C B 1st Lt 80FTR 04-03-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
RAY C B 1st Lt 80FTR 12-29-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
RAY C B 2nd Lt 80FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
REED BERTRAM S 2nd Lt 80FTR 12-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ROBBINS JAY T 1st Lt 80FTR 07-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 3
ROBBINS JAY T 1st Lt 80FTR 09-04-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 4
ROBBINS JAY T Captain 80FTR 10-24-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 4
ROBBINS JAY T Captain 80FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ROBBINS JAY T Captain 80FTR 03-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ROBBINS JAY T Captain 80FTR 03-31-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ROBBINS JAY T Captain 80FTR 04-12-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ROBBINS JAY T Major 80FTR 06-16-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ROBBINS JAY T Major 80FTR 08-17-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ROBERTS DANIEL T JR 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-26-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ROBERTS DANIEL T JR Captain 80FTR 04-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
ROGERS GERALD T 1st Lt 80FTR 01-17-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ROGERS GERALD T 2nd Lt 80FTR 08-26-1942 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ROTH RUSSELL M 1st Lt 80FTR 04-12-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ROTH RUSSELL M 1st Lt 80FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
RUFF NORBERT C Captain 80FTR 07-23-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
RUFF NORBERT C Captain 80FTR 09-13-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
RUFF NORBERT C Captain 80FTR 09-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SCHRIBER LOUIS 1st Lt 80FTR 01-18-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SCHRIBER LOUIS 1st Lt 80FTR 03-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SCHRIBER LOUIS 1st Lt 80FTR 03-31-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SCHRIBER LOUIS Captain 80FTR 12-22-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SCHRIBER LOUIS Captain 80FTR 12-30-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SHEEHAN HOWARD J JR 1st Lt 80FTR 07-27-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR 1st Lt 80FTR 10-16-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR 1st Lt 80FTR 10-24-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR 1st Lt 80FTR 12-22-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR 1st Lt 80FTR 12-26-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR 1st Lt 80FTR 01-18-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 2
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR 2nd Lt 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 3
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR Captain 80FTR 03-31-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH CORNELIUS M JR Captain 80FTR 04-12-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SMITH EARL W 2nd Lt 80FTR 07-11-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
SOUHRADA RICHARD F 2nd Lt 80FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
STANIFER JOHN K 1st Lt 80FTR 03-31-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
STANIFER JOHN K 1st Lt 80FTR 08-17-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
TOMKINS FRANK D Captain 80FTR 05-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WELCH GEORGE S Captain 80FTR 06-21-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 2
WELCH GEORGE S Captain 80FTR 08-20-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 3
WILSON JAMES R Captain 80FTR 09-04-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WILSON JAMES R Captain 80FTR 09-15-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
WILSON JAMES R Captain 80FTR 10-12-1943 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ZINNI NICHOLAS 1st Lt 80FTR 12-21-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1
ZINNI NICHOLAS 1st Lt 80FTR 12-22-1944 - - Southwest Pacific 1

 

The 33rd, 35th and 36th Aero Squadrons were activated in 1917 at Camp Kelly, Texas. During WW 1 they were stationed in several locations in France where they constructed facilities, maintained Aircraft and functioned as flying training units.

The 8th Pursuit Group was authorized on the inactive list March 24, 1923 and activated April 1, 1931 at Langley Field, Virginia, being the third Pursuit Group formed in the United States and was primarily involved in training.

The first four commanders of the Group, Major Byron Q. Jones, Captain Albert M. Guideia, Lieutenant Colonel Adlai H. Gilkerson, Lieutenant Colonel William E. Kepner saw four different Aircraft arrive and depart the runways at Langley Field. The Curtis P6, a highly maneuverable plane with a top speed of 197 MPH. The Boeing P-12, a bilane with a 450 h.p. engine capable of being looped on take off. The Consolidated PB-2A, a two place plane with positions for pilot and gunner and the Curtis P-36.

The 8th provided the talent to set up the first Air Defense Control Center in Boston and later in New York City where Brigadier General James E. Chaney was in command at Mitchel Field.

With the development of the Curtis P-40 new tactics and procedures were introduced and a litany of firsts began when 25 P-40s were launched from the USS Wasp on October 14, 1940. Using procedures developed at Langley, the air portion of the Task Force sent to Iceland early in 1941 was built around the 33rd Squadron. E. M. Morris was the designated Commander of the Air Units and the P-40s were delivered by Carrier. It is reported that Lt. Joseph D. R. Shaffer was responsible for downing a Folke-Wulfe 200K, the first Nazi aircraft before hostilities, for which he received a Silver Star.

In January of 1941, Captain Frederic H. Smith took command with training in all departments emanating from Mitchel Field to surrounding States thoroughly testing radio and communications. In preparation for moving, experimentation in packaging and all phases, then putting it to the test in maneuvers through Louisiana, South Carolina finally Greensboro, North Carolina with the new P39 Aircobra. The information obtained from these field tests proved most valuable when War began just a few days upon the 8ths return to Mitchel Field. Fearing an attack by German Submarines and rumors of the enemy just offshore, the Squadrons were deployed along the East Coast.

To replace the 33rd now in Iceland the 58th was activated then transferred to form the 33rd Fighter Group.

The 80th Squadron was activated January 10, 1942 and left with the 8th for San Francisco to sail on the Maui for a 21 day voyage to Brisbane, Australia where Headquarters was established March 6, 1942. Upon completion of the reassembly of planes, men and equipment moved to the Townsville area.

On April 26 while the U.S. Navy was preparing to engage the Japanese invasion fleet headed for Port Moresby, men from the 35th and 36th arrived at the 7 mile strip where the 75th and 76th Australian Squadrons were sacrificing their last P-40s to the Japanese Zero's. When "Buzz" Wagner arrived with the first flight of P-39s his first act included preparation and take-off over the Owen Stanley Range to surprise the Japanese at Lae. Meanwhile the Japanese fleet withdrew from the intended invasion and the Battle of the Coral Sea.

During the month of May the 35th and 36th were experiencing not only daily and night raids, but endured the shortage of food, excessive heat, rain, mud, mosquito's and necessary parts for planes and vehicles plus continuous alerts, bombing and strafing.

Returning to Townsville in June, Major William H. Wise became Commanding Officer and the 8th became the 8th Fighter Group. The 35th and 36th Squadrons were equipped and prepared to leave for Oro Bay when word was received that the Japanese began offensive action to occupy the same territory.

July 20, 1942 the 80th left the group for New Guinea equipped with P-400s for action near Port Moresby.

In August 1942 the Japanese invaded Milne Bay where it was reported that the 8th Fighter Control Squadron played an important part of the ground defense with four wheel drive vehicles capable of moving supplies and ammo through mud to the ground personnel.

Once again the 35th and the 36th replaced the Australian 75th and 76th in Milne Bay on September 18, 1942 with the 80th following November 8 for limited air action. In February of 1943 the Group returned to Mareeba where the 80th was equipped with the famed P-38 which they took to Port Moresby in March of '43 to begin an illustrious record of achievement.

During the month of May men were selected from all departments to return to Amberly Field near Townsville to activate the 475th Fighter Group who would fly the Lightning P-38.

From March 1943 to June 1944 the following Officers were in command: Colonel Leonard B. Storm; Major Philip H. Greasley and Lt. Colonel Emmett S. Davis with action on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Nadzab, Owi, Schouten Island, Morotai, Dulag, Leyte, San Jose, Mindoro and le Shima. Campaign streamers earned were East Indies - 1942, Papua -'42-43. Distinguished Unit Citations: Papua, also New Guinea Campaign - 1943'44.

Air Forced Assigned To:

5th AF (May '42)

Stations Flown From: Brisbane, Australia (March '42 - July '44)
Townsville, Australia (July '42 - Sept '42)
Milne Bay, New Guinea (Sept '42 - Feb '43)
Mareeba, Australia (Feb '43 - May '43)
Port Moresby, New Guinea (May '43 - Dec '43)
Finschhafen, New Guinea (Dec '43 - Feb '44)
Cape Gloster, New Britian (Feb '44 - March '44)
Nadzab, New Guinea (March '44 - June '44)
Owi, Schouten Islands (June '44 - Sept '44)
Morotai (Sept '44 - Dec '44)
San Jose, Mindiro (Dec '44 - Aug '45)
IE Shima (Aug '45 - end WWII)

Campaigns Flown in :

East indies
Air Offensive, Japan
China Defensive
Papua
New Guinea
Bismarck Archipelago
Western Pacific
Leyte
Luzon
Southern Philippines

Awards Won :

Distinguished Unit Citation: Papua, Sept '42 - 23 Jan '43
Distinguished Unit Citation: Philippine Islands, 26 Dec '44
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation

Aces were :

(scores in the group only- some scored victories while flying in other groups or squadrons)

Total Aircraft Claims in Air :

Destroyed 453

Probable 84

Damaged 53

HQ
35th FS
36th FS
80th FS
G.S. Welch (4)
R.L. West (14)
W.K. Giroux (10)
J.T. Robbins (21)
C.H. Troxell (3)
W.A. Gardner (8)
J.S. Dunaway (7)
E. Cragg (15)
J.T. Robbins (1)
L.R. Everhart (6)
D.C. McGee (3)
C.F. Homer (15)
L.E. Witt (6)
G.S. Welch (3)
C.M. Smith (11)
K.R. Pool (5)
K.G. Ladd (2)
K.G. Ladd (10)
T.J. Lynch (3)
G.D. Gholson (1)
A.E. Hill (8)
C.H. Troxell (2)
A.E. Hill (1)
J.L. Jones (8)
J.T. McKeon (1)
E.L. DeGraffenreid (6)
P.C. Murphy (6)
R.H. Adams (5)
G.S. Welch (5)
J.L. Myers (5)
C.B. Ray (5)
L. Schriber (5)
D.T. Roberts (4)
J.C. Ince (2)
D.C. McGee (2)

 



Source :

STARS & BARS - Frank Olynyk - Grub Street Editions
http://afhra.maxwell.af.mil/index.asp
http://www.web-birds.com/


 

 


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