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Lt. Robert M Caldarone poses for the usual "publicity" shot on joining the 56th Fighter Group. A resident of Providence, RI, he joined the unit on 30th April 1944 and completed his tour five months later on 14th September.



  • 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...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


  • Robert Caldarone

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 42-26261 Sovereign Senators Tolerance

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Initially assigned to Lt. Caldarone and subsequently reassigned to Lt. Trumble. Carried the presentation marking of "Sovereign Senators Tolerance" on left fuselage only, forward of national insignia.


  • 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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23 March 2020 17:32:40 Pyker Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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