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Flight Surgeon Captain George R. Hornig and Lieutenant Otis Trinkle, Messing Officer and part of the 15th Station Complement Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, discuss the nutritional value of food served up in the mess at Halesworth air base. Passed for publication 29 November 1943. Printed caption attached to the rest of this series: '"Ace" Flight-Surgeon is combination family physician, foster-father and chaplain.' And: 'Associated Press photo shows: "Doc" Hornig and Lt. Otis Trinkle, Messing Officer, of Hardinsburg, Ind., examine a tin of tomato juice to ensure that it contains all the necessary vitamins.'
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...
Military | Captain | Ground Officer
George R ‘Doc’ Hornig was responsible for the wellbeing of the pilots he worked with, administering medicine and conducting health checks to keep them flying.
Military | Lieutenant | Ground Officer - Messing Officer
Military site : airfield
Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...