Dad is fourth from the left looking right into the
camera with the big smile.
Dad started in North Africa with the 79th Fighter Group flying P40's, but
continued north into Malta, Sicily, and Italy. I know that for part of his time
he was in Foggia, Italy before returning to Millville, New Jersey to teach
Combat Fighter pilots in P47's. He then went to the Pacific with the newly
formed 413th to finish out his combat time. His records show that his group was
on a bombing and strafing mission off of the coast of Nagasaki when the bomb was
dropped. They all witnessed the mushroom cloud while returning to base.
I am copying some of my family on this who may have access to dad's original
photo which I believe has more names on the back.
Thank you once again for this research and web history source!
A Better way for kids to learn about technology, aviation and industry.
This is an extensive exhibit that had hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars
put into making it. The original concept of the Y-I-BET Program was designed by
C. Jeff Dyrek and