Picture and Memorial to
Colonel Harrison Thyng in WW2.
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A letter to the men of the 413th Fighter Group on island of Ie Shima in WW2.
Donated by Seth A. Villa.
There were only six aces from World War II that went on to become aces during the Korean War One of them was.
Colonel Harrison R. Thyng, 8 Kills in World War 2, and 7 Kills in Korea
Harrison Thyng >> Page 1
|A Letter From Colonel Harrison Thyng, Command officer of the 413th Fighter Group at Ie Shima during WW2.|
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Go to Letters from 413th Fighter Group Members and their Families
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|To The Men OF The 413th
This book is dedicated to you -- the men, who have made the 413th Fighter Group one of the best Fighter Groups in the Army Air Corps.
I hope that within these pages you will find much to recall the pleasant memories of your stay here.
Although I know many of the personally, unfortunately there are a few that I do not know. However the record that you have made here is a fitting testimony to your ability as men and as soldiers to accomplish any task assigned and to do it well.
Since the inception of my command, I have been proud to be your Commanding Officer. I know, regardless of what obstacles may confront you in the future --- you will overcome them with the same tenacity and ability that you have shown throughout your training.
HARRISON R. THYNG.
|Colonel Harrison Reed. Thyng was the commanding
officer of the 413th fighter group stationed on the island of Ie Shima
near Okinawa. The 413th fighter group consisted of the 1st fighter
squadron, the 21st fighter squadron and the 34th
fighter squadron. The fighter group was initially formed at Bluethenthal
Field in Wilmington, North Carolina, then transferred to the island
of Ie Shima.
Yellow Airplane has an exhibit specifically about the 34th which can be seen from the link above and more about the 34th in this 413th Fighter Squadron Exhibit.
Harrison R. Thyng, Brigadier General, USAAF during WW2, and USAF During Korea. BGEN Thyng was from Barnstead/Pittsfield, and flew combat in four theaters of war, obtaining ace status in both propeller and jet aircraft. Retired General Thyng is one of only seven aviators to obtain this distinction.
Aces of two Wars
Maj. George A. Davis Jr.
|Do you have any information/pictures
of Harry Thyng? He is my father
(died 1983). I am trying to put together a biography and could use any
help I can get. Thank you. Jim Thyng
Tremendous Odds," an Article by
the Webmaster * Many American pilots flew with allied services instead of the
U.S. military and aren’t included in this list. Top Air Force Korean War aces 38
total ** In addition to 38
USAF pilots, this list includes Major John F. Bolt, USMC, who
was attached to a USAF unit and was awarded 6 credits by 5th
Air Force. Top Army Air Forces World War II
aces 701 total Air Force Vietnam War aces 3 total
* Many American pilots flew with allied services instead of the
U.S. military and aren’t included in this list.
Top Air Force Korean War aces 38
** In addition to 38 USAF pilots, this list includes Major John F. Bolt, USMC, who was attached to a USAF unit and was awarded 6 credits by 5th Air Force.
Top Army Air Forces World War II
aces 701 total
Air Force Vietnam War aces 3 total
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