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48th Fighter Squadron

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  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

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    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

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  • Andrew Bing

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 48FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC, AM (4 OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Michael Brezas

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine
    Flight leader 48th FS 14th FG 1944-45 ...

  • George Neffinger

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    George G. "Neff" Neffinger left the seminary to join the Army Air Corps in March 1941. He earned his wings that same year and became a flight instructor shortly after, training cadets in BT-13's. He wanted to fly in combat, but was given a staff job...

  • Joseph Onesty

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    Joe Onesty served as a fighter pilot with the 48th Fighter Squadron of the 14th Fighter Group, flying missions in the MTO. He was recently interviewed by the P-38 National Association.

  • George Richards

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    Captain George Edward Richards was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Richards of Forest Hills, New York. In May 1942, he was one of the first pilots in the newly formed 83rd Pursuit Squadron of the 78th Pursuit Group flying the Lockheed P-38...

Aircraft

  • 41-7654 Tangerine

    P-38 Lightning

  • 44-25786

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 48th FS 14th FG 15th FG. Flown by Capt Mike Brezas 12 kill ace. Force landed due to flak damage on April 2, 1945. Remains of a/c in Yugoslavian Aviation Museum, Belgrade, Yugoslavia,

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