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Staff Sergeant Richard J. Davidowski, kneeling on a wing, makes an adjustment to a P-51 Mustang. Standing below him is Colonel Glenn E. Duncan, 1945. This photo was taken the day Duncan returned to the 353rd Fighter Group after spending ten months evading enemy forces in Occupied Europe. He is about to take his first flight in a P-51 Mustang.



  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...


  • Richard Davidowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ground crew
    Assigned to 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:17 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection