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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Major George E. Preddy Jr. of the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, during his return to the United States between August 1944 and October 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '28699 A.C. - Major George Preddy, 8th Air Force Ace with 23 and a half planes to his credit. Taken at Press Conference in Pentagon Building.'



  • 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. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron


  • George Preddy

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander
    CO 328th FS 352nd FG 4 kills (P-51D) ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:56 AAM AAM ingest

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