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Friends of the 475th

1st Lt. William J. Sloan Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4988
Captain Charles E. Yeager Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3927
Captain Jack M. Ilfrey Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4075
Captain Robert M. DeHaven Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4082
Colonel Robert L. Scott, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3813
Flight Officer Frank D. Hurlbut Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2729
Lt. Colonel Sammy A. Pierce Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3673
Lt. Colonel Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4172
Major Frederick R. Payne, Jr. USMC Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 7795
Major Jay T. Robbins Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3647
Major Rex T. Barber Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3867
Major Robin Olds Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3322
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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