Personnel of the 358th Fighter Group with a captured Nazi flag. The men from left to right are Major Bell (no first name given), First Sergeant Conn (no first name given), Colonel James B. Tipton (Commanding Officer ) and Master Sergeant Lester A Ross.
The Nazi flag was later given to the 45th Infantry Division.
IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 358th Fighter Group with a captured Nazi flag.
The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...
Military | Master Sergeant | Armament Chief
Master Sergeant Lester A Ross served with the 366th Fighter Squadron of the 358th Fighter Group as an Armament Chief on P-47's.
Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
"""James B. Tipton was born in Senath, Mo., in 1915. He graduated from Blytheville High School in 1933 and from the University of Alabama in 1938 with a bachelor of science degree in Aeronautical Engineering.