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Friends of the 475th

1st Lt. William J. Sloan Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4267
Captain Charles E. Yeager Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3485
Captain Jack M. Ilfrey Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3511
Captain Robert M. DeHaven Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3521
Colonel Robert L. Scott, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3362
Flight Officer Frank D. Hurlbut Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2404
Lt. Colonel Sammy A. Pierce Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3153
Lt. Colonel Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3685
Major Frederick R. Payne, Jr. USMC Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 7348
Major Jay T. Robbins Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3080
Major Rex T. Barber Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3296
Major Robin Olds Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2861
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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