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USAAF pilots checked out in Navy F4F's

Discussion in 'Allied Fighter Planes' started by R Leonard, Aug 17, 2022.

  1. R Leonard

    R Leonard Member

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    Holy Crap! Rich is actually asking a question!

    So . . . looking at some USAAF folks in Hawaii in mid 1942. . . I have ranks, initials, and last names. Sure would be nice to have at least first names. Can anyone help out?

    2LT E E Barr
    CPT I C Connor
    1LT D F Harbour
    2LT J J Hood
    2LT T C Johnson
    2LT J W Jump
    1LT L J Nagy
    1LT W F Nolan
    1LT J R Sawyer
    2LT E E Straton

    All these gents were fighter pilots, I suspect mostly from the 45th FS, who at various points in July and August of 1942 were TDY to the USN's VF-3 at NAS Maui where they checked out in F4Fs.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Rich
     
  2. Temujin

    Temujin Active Member

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    Found their attachments, but can’t find anything more to confirm first names etc (and more names on these lists)

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    Source: Fold3.com
     
  3. R Leonard

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    Yeah, got all that from collected VF-3 war diaries already - probably from your same source. And even others whose first, and in a couple of middle names, for others (note for examples, Gabreski and Taylor, well known USAAF pilots), . The list above are the ones for which additional information is desired.

    I keep a running list of USN aviators from the WW2 era, up to about 50,000 now with DORs, SNs and known assignments as I can gather .. . over 180,000 entries. Just hoping someone indulges, or knows someone who indulges, in a similar frivolity for the USAAF.
     
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    Jeff
    Thanks for that . . . Find a Grave was my target for tonight
    Rich
     
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