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Major John Calderbank and Crew Chief T/Sgt. Raymond Shepard with MX-V Luise.

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Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    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 ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Calderbank

    Military | Major | Operations Officer
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 1FG assigned for Op Bolero. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 78FG, 8AF as Operations Officer. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Shepard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief / Line Chief
    Ray Shepard served as a Private, Corporal and Sergeant with the 49th Pursuit Squadron, 14th Pursuit Group at Hamilton Field, March Army Air Base and North Island San Diego before this group was redesignated as the 78th Fighter Group. With the 78th he...

Aircraft

  • 42-7888 Luise then Hell's Angel

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Initially assigned to MAj John Calderbank, HQ 78th Fighter Group who named it Luise. Reassigned to Lt. Karl Wagner who renamed it Hell's Angel. Finally transferred to 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group, 9th AF as O7-V and lost on 28th April...

Locations

  • Duxford

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 09:33:33 clsspace Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal collection of Raymond Shepard

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