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Friends of the 475th

1st Lt. William J. Sloan Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4545
Captain Charles E. Yeager Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3686
Captain Jack M. Ilfrey Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3756
Captain Robert M. DeHaven Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3753
Colonel Robert L. Scott, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3580
Flight Officer Frank D. Hurlbut Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2559
Lt. Colonel Sammy A. Pierce Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3367
Lt. Colonel Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3883
Major Frederick R. Payne, Jr. USMC Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 7535
Major Jay T. Robbins Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3287
Major Rex T. Barber Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3538
Major Robin Olds Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3055
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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