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Friends of the 475th

1st Lt. William J. Sloan Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 5165
Captain Charles E. Yeager Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4008
Captain Jack M. Ilfrey Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4177
Captain Robert M. DeHaven Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4209
Colonel Robert L. Scott, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3923
Flight Officer Frank D. Hurlbut Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2772
Lt. Colonel Sammy A. Pierce Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3761
Lt. Colonel Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4264
Major Frederick R. Payne, Jr. USMC Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 7905
Major Jay T. Robbins Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3745
Major Rex T. Barber Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3992
Major Robin Olds Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3415
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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