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Capt William C Brearley 359th Fighter Squadron. P-47D 44-19939 OC-C "Princess Jocelyn".

Ground crew: S/Sgt Francis H McGillivray [Crew Chief], Cpl Emanuel F Curcio[Asst Crew Chief], Cpl Walter W Kondziela [Armourer], Cpl Herman S Spencer [Radio Tech].



  • 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. ...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 359th Fighter Squadron


  • William Brearley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD1). Rejoined for 2nd tour. 97 combat missions. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD2). Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (9OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Emanuel Curcio

    Military | Private First Class

  • Walter Kondziela

    Military | Corporal | Armament

  • Francis McGillivray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief
    AAFTS Lincoln, NB; Mech 42 Curtiss-Wright Service School; Pratt-Whitney in Hartford, CT; at MH 8/43 to 9/45

  • Herman Spencer

    Military | Corporal



Date Contributor Update
11 April 2017 21:10:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations