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Caption from IWM YouTube channel:
'James Peterson and Robert Green, pilots of the 78th Fighter Group which was based at Duxford from 1943, describe losing one of the bombers that their unit was assigned to escort.'



  • Robert Green

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Robert Green like so many others joined up after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. He trained initially in Arizona soloing on the P-17 Stearman biplane; next to Florida, then Luke AFB to check out on the P-40 Warhawk. Finally Abilene Texas where he...

  • James Peterson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Received credit for Fw 190 but no credit for train. Was only allowed to strafe airfields since Patton was moving so fast that no one knew his locations. If credit had been received might have been punished for strafing unapproved target. ...


Date Contributor Update
06 May 2015 15:21:30 Lucy May Created entry with caption and person associations

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