|Missing Air Crew Reports, Accident
Reports. Combat Reports,Photos,
Duxford Diary and Other Information
If I am missing a name or information is incorrect please email and let me
know. The information gathered on each page is from the Duxford Diary,
the National Archives, from the web and some very generous friends.
You may copy anything that I have not noted as being courtesy of
others. Please do not copy their photos without their permission. I
would appreciate a link to this page from you website if you have one.
Last Updated June 24 2017
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Added 3 new accident reports: F/O Innocenzi who crashed in Pultava, Russia ; F/O Charles Brown who
was the first to record an accident at Duxford ; and the mid-air collision of Lt. Leroy Dodd and F/O
Major Leach who recorded the 2nd and 3rd loss of the 78th's new P-47s.
Added some new photos of Lt. Hugh Foster, thanks to his grandson, jeff.
Added 4 new accident reports, All which occured while the group was at Goxhill. F/O Warrren Graff,
F/O Arthur Lee-White (RAF), Lt. Bryant Anderson and F/O Robert Ronning who was killed in a mid air
Added another 4 new accident reports, Lt. Hugh Foster, Major Eugene Roberts, F/O Louis Dion and
the 1st of 3 for Lt. Robert Brower.
Added another 6 new accident reports, the 4th for Lt. Robert Brower who was killed; F/O Archie
Daniels, Killed; Lt. George Maitland, Killed; Lt. Roy Wendell, Killed; Capt James Wilkinson, Killed; Lt.
Melvin Wright, Killed.
A new section with early 1943 combat reports has been started.
Thanks go out to Mike Hanford for providing me with three pictures; Pfc Wilbur Edwards, S/Sgt Donald
French & Cpl Anthony Loguidice. All three were killed in the B-17 crash at Duxford on July 19th, 1944.
Read about it here.
|78th Fighter Group
Added a new Homepage to cover historical documents about Duxford, the 78th and associated units.
The first document that is being added is entitled:
78th FIGHTER GROUP, BRIEF RESUME OF P-47 COMBAT OPERATIONS, EUROPEAN THEATRE OF
OPERATIONS , April 13, 1943 to August 1, 1944 - Compiled by: Stanley G Markusen 1st Lt., Air Corps Public
Relations Officer click HERE
Added history page for January 1945. Covers all the groups stationed at Duxford as well as events during
the month. CLICK HERE
Added history page for February 1945. Covers all the groups stationed at Duxford as well as events during
the month. CLICK HERE
Added history page for March 1945. Covers all the groups stationed at Duxford as well as events during the month.
Added combat reports for March 1945 Click Here
Added history page for April 1945. Covers all the groups stationed at Duxford as well as events during the month.
Added combat reports for April 1945 Click Here
Added history page for May 1945. Covers all the groups stationed at Duxford as well as events during the month.
Sorry to announce the passing of my father T/Sgt. Raymond Shepard. He was an orginal member of the 78th coming
from the 14th Pursuit Group which formed the 78th. He served at Hamilton and March Fields as well as Goxhill and
Duxford. His time at Duxford he served as a crew chief, flight chief and ended the war as Section 2 line chief all with the
Added pictures to the 82nd Groundcrew page.
Dealing with webhost upgrades, please excuse any formating errors, I will fix as I find them.
|This site dedicated to my father, T/Sgt. Raymond Shepard. Line Chief 82nd Fighter Squadron