Monthly Archives: May 2014

Remembering Jack T. McWilliams and the 371st Fighter Group on Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day is the special annual day of remembrance in the United States for all the men and women who died in service to our country with the Armed Forces. We owe them our sincere thanks for giving their all … Continue reading

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Frisky makes some “Big Friends”

Although Frisky was assigned to the Ninth Air Force, considered to be a tactical air force, he did have occasion to help the Mighty Eighth Air Force, the strategic air force based in England, a few times. The first time … Continue reading

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Back and Forth, and Back Again…

Frisky had fairly well settled down to a routine of commuting from Bisterne to fly at Ibsley, when on May 14, 144, the order was given to bring the planes back to Bisterne. The flying surface had been repaired, carefully … Continue reading

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When a Thunderbolt was a Thunderbeast

Well, that’s not the true name of the P-47, known as the Thunderbolt, but there were a few times when the aircraft treated its pilots as if it were a beast.  Such was the case on 11 May 1944, when … Continue reading

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Frisky the Guinea Pig

On April 30 Frisky returned to Bisterne from Ibsley, after the field was repaired. After a mission to bomb the enemy airfield at Evreux was cancelled on the first of May, and Frisky found himself in the chair watching a … Continue reading

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