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Foy Edward Higginbottom


Bud Higginbottom served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group.

Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters.


Units served with


  • 42-76587 Thrup'ny Bit

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Lost 18 Sept 44 - Lt. John R Loegering (POW)

  • 44-11625

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-75147

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 42-25758

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    To 365 FG 9AF


Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Detroit, MI, USA 4 December 1921
Based Duxford 1943 – 1945

Exact dates not yet known

Lived in Powder Springs, GA, USA February 2015
Died 20 March 2015


Date Contributor Update
19 August 2015 12:44:11 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations

Added service number from a duplicate entry. Source: Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
Changed 'Foy D' to 'Foy Edward' from obituary source:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p133