Monthly Archives: October 2012

The 371st Fighter Group and the “Lost Battalion”

After the group moved south in France in late September, 1944, Dole/Tavaux Airfield (Advanced Landing Ground Y-7) to help the Franco-American 6th Army Group on its approach through the Vosges Mountains to the German border, a unique battle developed into … Continue reading

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371st Fighter Group Oral History

It’s a good thing that there is some documented history of the 371st Fighter Group to help preserve and share about the heritage of the unit, such as that found in the “Blue Book” and the several individual accounts group … Continue reading

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And another 371FG-related Book!

Bob Izzard of the group’s 404th Fighter Squadron wrote not one, but two books that told the story of his service experience.  In addition to the book mentioned last week, he also wrote “Winged Boot,” in which he shared the … Continue reading

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Another 371st Fighter Group-related book!

Thanks to Mr. Doug Harrison for mentioning that there is another 371st Fighter Group book that was published, and for providing the image of its cover below!  The 92-page book was written by Mr. Bob Izzard, who flew with the … Continue reading

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Dole

Five miles south of Dole, the birthplace of Louis Pasteur, in the Department of Jura in France, was an airfield with a concrete runway that became the group’s next home.  Known as Advanced Landing Ground Y-7, and also Dole-Tavaux, it … Continue reading

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