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The new 475th Fighter Group Historical Foundation museum is now located at the Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport in Chino, California. The stories and memorabilia of this highly decorated group, which flew the P-38 in combat, are now permanently housed in a new display hangar constructed entirely by the members of the 475th. The 475th Fighter Group hangar was donated to Planes of Fame Air Museum in October, 2009, and becomes the new home of the Museum’s Lockheed P-38 Lightning. If you haven’t been to Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA recently, make sure you stop to see this great new addition to the Museum.
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Thanks to author Ronald W. Yoshino's family for granting the 475th FGHF permission to share his book "Lightning Strikes", which includes the 475th FG’s involvement in the WWII Pacific Theater. Lightning Strikes will be shared via monthly installments of each chapter that will be uploaded to the website for reading.
Click To Read New Lightning Strikes Chapter: Chapter Seven: "I Have Returned" : Leyte to Lingayan, August-December 1944
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Our museum is located at the Planes of Fame Air Museum at the Chino Airport in Chino, California.
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THE ROLL OF HONOR
This was the cost at Rabaul
First Lieutenant John Cunningham
First Lieutenant James A. Hungerpiller
First Lieutenant William C. Mackey
First Lieutenant O. H. Moore
Second Lieutenant Robert K. Fox
Second Lieutenant Thomas W. Franklin
Second Lieutenant R. L. Guy
Second Lieutenant J. C. Heath
Second Lieutenant A. R. Krasnickas
Second Lieutenant James W. McCann
Second Lieutenant Everett A. Rice
Second Lieutenant Terrence C. Ruff
Second Lieutenant Connie C. Shattuck
Second Lieutenant Charles R. Thomas
Technical Sergeant J. M. Barrow
Staff Sergeant Donald Billeter
Staff Sergeant Walter D. Burgess
Staff Sergeant Harold Corbridge
Staff Sergeant F. F. Freitas
Staff Sergeant W. C. Harris
Staff Sergeant Edward Kearney
Staff Sergeant M. H. Kicera
Staff Sergeant John A. Manconi
Staff Sergeant Frank Nino
Staff Sergeant Thomas Priddy
Sergeant J. A. Buffo
Sergeant E. M. Imperato
Sergeant John Meininger
Major Raymond H. Wilkins
Second Lieutenant Howard R. Bunce
Second Lieutenant Robert E. Murphy
Flight Officer Clarence F. Miller
Technical Sergeant Mills L. Rowe
Staff Sergeant George Chamberlain
Sergeant Clarence McGinnis
First Lieutenant Francis S. Love
First Lieutenant Lowell C. Lutton
First Lieutenant Leo M. Mayo
First Lieutenant Carl G. Planek, Jr.
Second Lieutenant Donald Y. King
Second Lieutenant Kenneth M. Richardson
Second Lieutenant Norman R. Shea
Flight Officer Willis F. Evers
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