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"North American P-51 "Dear Arabella" peels off: Pilot, 1st Lt. Richard E. Locke, Caddo, OK. 361st Fighter Group."



  • 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. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron


  • Richard Locke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew P-51D 'Dear Arabella'. End Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


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19 May 2018 12:51:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations