Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Great Thunderbolt Resource

For many years the P-47 Thunderbolt Pilots Association was a fixture in the P-47 community of interest. A primary objective was “…dedicated to preserving the memories of the men and women who flew the P-47 Thunderbolt “Jug” in World War … Continue reading

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Did Frisky have tri-color tail markings?

This posting falls into the “I don’t know” category, and in this case, it means I didn’t know what to make of the tail markings on this 404th Fighter Squadron ship taken around the end of the war in Europe. … Continue reading

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371st Fighter Group Hall of Honor: Lt. Col. William J. Daley, Jr.

The members of the Hall of Honor for the 371st Fighter Group are those men lost in the line of duty during their service with the unit in World War II. For many, their assignment to the 371st fighter group … Continue reading

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Frisky’s First St. Patrick’s Day…

Was spent at Bisterne Airfield, otherwise known by several other names: Bisterne Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), USAAF Station 415, and also as Ringwood.  It was Frisky’s first home away from home.  The field was located adjacent to the hamlet of … Continue reading

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How Frisky Found His Way Around Europe

If you ever have occasion to read or review any of the 371st Fighter Group’s historical reports, operational reports and such, you will have opportunity to see the coordinate system used to indicate locations of some object of interest.  You … Continue reading

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Albert Tesch, 1590th Ordnance, Service and Maintenance Company

An earlier post in this blog talked about the importance of being attached.  In the case of the 371st Fighter Group, this is a reference to the attached unit which provided essential services to the 371FG to enable its full … Continue reading

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Remembering Frisky’s Veterans

The National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. honors the World War II generation who defended our freedom and liberty in a global conflict.  It commemorates the service of more than 16 million who served in uniform, the 400,000 … Continue reading

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Frisky Arrives in the ETO

On this day in 1944, the 371st Fighter Group arrived in the European Theater of Operations.  The trans-Atlantic journey formally began at Camp Shanks, New York, on 25 February 1944, when the group received orders for overseas duty.  Late the … Continue reading

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