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413th Fighter Group Pictorial Review
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Flights of the 1st Fighter Squadron, 413th Fighter Group in WW2
Vuelos del Escuadrn de caza de primera, 413 Grupo de Caza en la 2 Guerra Mundial

Donated by Seth A. Villa

December 1944
In the following pages you will
see the many photos and the history of the 413th.


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8 June 2010

Dad is fourth from the left looking right into the camera with the big smile.
Dad started in North Africa with the 79th Fighter Group flying P40's, but continued north into Malta, Sicily, and Italy. I know that for part of his time he was in Foggia, Italy before returning to Millville, New Jersey to teach Combat Fighter pilots in P47's. He then went to the Pacific with the newly formed 413th to finish out his combat time. His records show that his group was on a bombing and strafing mission off of the coast of Nagasaki when the bomb was dropped. They all witnessed the mushroom cloud while returning to base.
I am copying some of my family on this who may have access to dad's original photo which I believe has more names on the back.
Thank you once again for this research and web history source!
~ Eric

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