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Friends of the 475th

1st Lt. William J. Sloan Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4176
Captain Charles E. Yeager Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3427
Captain Jack M. Ilfrey Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3451
Captain Robert M. DeHaven Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3449
Colonel Robert L. Scott, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3308
Flight Officer Frank D. Hurlbut Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2370
Lt. Colonel Sammy A. Pierce Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3103
Lt. Colonel Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3618
Major Frederick R. Payne, Jr. USMC Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 7309
Major Jay T. Robbins Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3017
Major Rex T. Barber Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3219
Major Robin Olds Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2812
These "friends" are fighter aces who also made their mark in aerial combat. Some flew with and along-side of the men of the 475th, others distinguished themselves in Europe, Asia, or North Africa. They represent the efforts and sacrifices of all Americans in World War II, and beyond. Click on a name to read a short story of each.

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475th Fighter Group Reunions

  • Moving forward, all reunions will be held on the second weekend in August.
  • The location for 2018 is TBA. Stay Tuned!
  • Contact Rhonda Rose
    (for more info)
    communications@475th.org
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