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From RAF to AAF, Lt Louis L. Robbins (militaria_collector)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hi, Louis L. Robbins, the original 8th AAF Folder shows that he was awarded the British DFC while a P/O for them before the US involvement in the war. I'm trying to find more information about this pilot to put in the museum. Any help will be appreciated ..

51st Fighter Group/Squadron Codes (Bob Watkins)

Friday, August 8, 2014

I've run into something of a speed bump on this topic.I'm including a partial list of sources, each showing the numerical sequencesattributed to the respective squadrons...and they all vary. The numbersin parenthesis refer to only three of several researc..

574th Air Service Group - Your knowledge & help much appreciated (D. Morsefield)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I'm the son of a WWII 8th Air Force vet (DECEASED). I'm attempting to honor him with the restoration of his Ike Jacket, but am having trouble finding the history of his service. From scrapbooks my mother kept, I know he went to AP Mechanics School in Cali..

Trying to pin down an 8th AF engineer/gunner and need some help. (MattS)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Here's what I know; He saw combat in the 8th Air Force and served at least 12 months overseas and qualified for 4 battle stars on his EAME ribbon. He was awarded an Air Medal and was wounded in combat and his last name begins with Q. The laundry mark stam..

"Shady Lady" F-6D 109th TRS, 67th TRG info needed (Mustangmaniac)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hello guys, I'm new to this website, so I hope I'm starting in the right place. I'm looking for information on one particular F-6D Mustang. The F-6D I'm looking for information on is "Shady Lady" of the 109th TRS, 67th TRG, I think that a few others an..