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Line up of pilots of 61st Fighter Squadron. Appears to be taken about July- August 1944 from the full D-Day stripes on the P-47's wings. Lt William R Aggers back row extreme right. Fl/Lt Tadeusz Andersz 6th from left back row. 2nd from Left front row 1st Lt Robert A Baughman.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron


  • William Aggers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out during navigation mission when visual contact with leader was lost in overcast in P47 41-6401 Returned to Duty RTD. 31-Dec-43. Transferred to 495FTG 8AF USAAF.

  • Tadeusz Andersz

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Flew with fellow poles for the French airforce in defense of Rennes, before being evacuated to Great Britain. Flew Spitfires for the RAF. Transferred from 315 Sqn RAF to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Flying as a maximum endurance escort to B17's on 9-Apr-44,...

  • Robert Baughman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to the rank of Lt Colonel.


  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


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