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Friends of the 475th

1st Lt. William J. Sloan Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 4643
Captain Charles E. Yeager Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3751
Captain Jack M. Ilfrey Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3846
Captain Robert M. DeHaven Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3836
Colonel Robert L. Scott, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3643
Flight Officer Frank D. Hurlbut Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 2608
Lt. Colonel Sammy A. Pierce Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3444
Lt. Colonel Thomas G. Lanphier, Jr. Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3951
Major Frederick R. Payne, Jr. USMC Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 7599
Major Jay T. Robbins Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3388
Major Rex T. Barber Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3623
Major Robin Olds Written by Chris Elkins Hits: 3117
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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