79th
FIGHTER GROUP


(Version provisoire - en construction)
118 victoires

 

 

85 Fighter Squadron
(28 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
ABBOTT WILLIAM G 1st Lt 85FTR 04-20-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
BARTLETT ROBERT S 2nd Lt 85FTR 02-07-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
BENZ ALBERT K 2nd Lt 85FTR 01-27-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
BOLACK CHARLES K 2nd Lt 85FTR 06-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
BOLTE GEORGE R JR 2nd Lt 85FTR 02-07-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
BUNKER RICHARD T JR 1st Lt 85FTR 06-07-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
CIMAGLIA JOHN O Captain 85FTR 06-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 2
CLARK MILTON L 2nd Lt 85FTR 06-07-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
CLARK MILTON L 2nd Lt 85FTR 06-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
CONNELLY JOSEPH W 1st Lt 85FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
DEFOOR CHARLES W JR 1st Lt 85FTR 03-17-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
DUFFIELD ROBERT J 1st Lt 85FTR 01-25-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
DUFFIELD ROBERT J 1st Lt 85FTR 02-07-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
GRANBERG MARTIN J 2nd Lt 85FTR 02-07-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
HALE CHARLES F 1st Lt 85FTR 05-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 2
HIGGINS RAYMOND L 2nd Lt 85FTR 02-07-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
HOAGLAND JOHN G 2nd Lt 85FTR 05-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
MARTIN JOHN F 2nd Lt 85FTR 06-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 2
MAXWELL EARL P Captain 85FTR 09-05-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
MCNALL MALCOLM A 1st Lt 85FTR 04-30-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
RYBURN WILLIAM L 2nd Lt 85FTR 06-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
SAY SAMUEL L 1st Lt 85FTR 04-30-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
SAY SAMUEL L Captain 85FTR 05-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
STEWART CARL W 1st Lt 85FTR 02-19-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
STEWART CARL W 1st Lt 85FTR 03-17-1944 - - Mediterranean 1

 

86 Fighter Squadron
(27.99 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
BEDFORD JOHN P 2nd Lt 86FTR 04-20-1943 - - Mediterranean 2
BEDFORD JOHN P 2nd Lt 86FTR 06-09-1943 - - Mediterranean 0.33
BORSODI FREDERIC A Captain 86FTR 04-20-1943 - - Mediterranean 3
BORSODI FREDERIC A Captain 86FTR 06-09-1943 - - Mediterranean 0.33
CRAWFORD ROBERT L JR 2nd Lt 86FTR 05-13-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
EWING GEORGE W JR Captain 86FTR 07-13-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
FORTUNE JACK C Captain 86FTR 09-09-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
HALES MALCOLM F 1st Lt 86FTR 05-13-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
HANCOCK CHARLES T 1st Lt 86FTR 07-26-1944 - - Mediterranean 2
HANSEN WILLIAM D 1st Lt 86FTR 04-29-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
HAYLES MALCOLM F 1st Lt 86FTR 05-13-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
HEAD BILLY M 1st Lt 86FTR 07-26-1944 - - Mediterranean 2
HILGARD RICHARD W 2nd Lt 86FTR 07-26-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
JOHNSTON ROBERT L Colonel 86FTR 02-28-1945 - - Southwest Pacific 1
KAUFFMAN WILLIAM D 1st Lt 86FTR 04-29-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
KELLY JOHN C 1st Lt 86FTR 04-21-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
MAXWELL GEORGE S 1st Lt 86FTR 03-23-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
MORRISEY RICHARD P Captain 86FTR 06-09-1943 - - Mediterranean 0.33
PEPPER ROBERT L 2nd Lt 86FTR 05-13-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
RHYNARD WAYNE E 1st Lt 86FTR 04-30-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
TURNER BARNEY E Captain 86FTR 04-29-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
TURNER BARNEY E Captain 86FTR 04-30-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
WALL RISDEN B 1st Lt 86FTR 01-28-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
WATKINS TARLETON H Major 86FTR 04-29-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
WATKINS TARLETON H Major 86FTR 06-09-1943 - - Mediterranean 1

 

87 Fighter Squadron
(41.5 vict)

Nom Grade Unité Date Ennemi Avion d'arme TOP Nbr Vict
ADAIR ASA A 1st Lt 87FTR 03-22-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
ADAIR ASA A 1st Lt 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
ADKINS DAMON E 2nd Lt 87FTR 05-15-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
ANDERSON HERBERT A 2nd Lt 87FTR 01-25-1944 - - Mediterranean 0.5
ANDERSON WYMAN D 1st Lt 87FTR 04-15-1943 - - Mediterranean 3
ANDERSON WYMAN D 1st Lt 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 3
BECK JOHN L 1st Lt 87FTR 01-25-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
BERINATI LEO G 1st Lt 87FTR 04-21-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
BERINATI LEO G 1st Lt 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
BOZZI EDWARD M F/O 87FTR 01-24-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
BUSHER GEORGE J F/O 87FTR 01-24-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
COLGAN WILLIAM B 1st Lt 87FTR 01-24-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
COLGAN WILLIAM B 1st Lt 87FTR 01-28-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
FAISON RONALD M 1st Lt 87FTR 09-24-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
FITZGERALD EDWARD P 1st Lt 87FTR 04-21-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
GOSSICK LEE V 1st Lt 87FTR 04-07-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
GOSSICK LEE V Captain 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
HUFF FRANK M Captain 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
JASLOW CHARLES 1st Lt 87FTR 04-02-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
KIRSCH JOHN L 2nd Lt 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
LEE GEORGE T 2nd Lt 87FTR 05-08-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
LEE GEORGE T 2nd Lt 87FTR 05-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
LEE GEORGE T Captain 87FTR 11-30-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
MCARTHUR PAUL G 1st Lt 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 4
MCARTHUR PAUL G 1st Lt 87FTR 08-12-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
MILLER KENSLEY M 1st Lt 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
NICOLAI FRANK L JR 1st Lt 87FTR 01-22-1944 - - Mediterranean 2
PETERMANN WALTER G 1st Lt 87FTR 01-22-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
PETERMANN WALTER G 1st Lt 87FTR 05-15-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
ROGERS WILLIAM B * Captain 87FTR 08-13-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
VANDIVORT DAVID H 1st Lt 87FTR 01-22-1944 - - Mediterranean 1
WAINWRIGHT JACK M 2nd Lt 87FTR 11-30-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
WATKINS MORRIS H 1st Lt 87FTR 06-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1
WATKINS MORRIS H 1st Lt 87FTR 08-10-1943 - - Mediterranean 1

 

Air Forced Assigned To :

9th AF (Nov '42 -Aug '43)
12th AF (Aug '43 - End WWII)

Stations Flown From :

Egypt, 18 Nov 1942
Libya, 25 Jan 1943
Tunisia, 12 Mar 1943
Sicily, 16 Jul 1943
Southern Italy, 15 Sep 1943
Foggia, Italy, 9 Oct 1943
Madna Airfield, Italy, 19 Nov 1943
Capodichino, Italy, Jan 1944
Pomigliano, Italy, I May 1944
Corsica, Jun 1944
Southern France, 25 Aug 1944
Iesi, Italy, Oct 1944
Fano, Italy, 5 Dec 1944
Cesenatico, Italy, 20 Mar 1945

Campaigns Flown in :

Air Combat EAME Theatre
Egypt-Libya
Tunisia
Sicily
Naples-Foggia
Anzio
Rome-Arno
Southern France
North Apennines
Po Valley

Awards Won :

Distinguished Unit Citation: North Africa and Sicily, Mar-17Aug 1943
Distinguished Unit Citation: Italy, 16-20 Apr 1945

Victory Claims (in Air) :

Destroyed : 118

Probable : 18

Damaged : 64

 



Source :

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


 

 


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