Page 95 of the Duxford Diary.
Many of the 8th Air Force Groups produced an unofficial unit history in the months after the war ended in Europe but before they were redeployed out of the ETO (‘European Theater of Operations’). The Duxford Diary was the book created by and for the service personnel who were based at Duxford at the end of the war in Europe, as a memento of their time at the airfield.
Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record of the unit’s time in the UK. They include photo montages showing different aspects of base life. Often the servicemen in the photos are unnamed. The American Air Museum hopes that by adding unit histories to the website as individual pages, the men in the photos will be identified and associated to their person entries.
The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. 75 x combat missions. Credited 4 x kills. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.
Award: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Military | Major | Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) 19 July 1944 in AC #4226671.
DFC w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/DeputyGroup Commander
Lt. Colonel Jack Oberhansly, from Spanish Fork, Utah, was commissioned and received his wings on 12 December 1941 at Luke Field, Phoenix Arizona. He joined the 14th Pursuit Group, 48th Pursuit Squadron. He later transferred to the 78th Fighter...
Military site : airfield
RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...