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Today in World War II History—February 11, 1944

Lt. Richard Peterson, Maj. Leonard "Kit" Carson, Maj. John England, and Lt. Clarence "Bud" Anderson, the highest scoring aces of the US 357th Fighter Group (Imperial War Museum, American Air Museum: UPL 6845)

Lt. Richard Peterson, Maj. Leonard “Kit” Carson, Maj. John England, and Lt. Clarence “Bud” Anderson, the highest scoring aces of the US 357th Fighter Group (Imperial War Museum, American Air Museum: UPL 6845)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 11, 1944: First mission of the US 357th Fighter Group in P-51 Mustangs from England—this group would produce the most aces (42) in the US Eighth Air Force, including Leonard “Kit” Carson, Clarence “Bud” Anderson, and Chuck Yeager.

Soviets take Shepetovka, rail center west of Kiev in Ukraine.

One response to “Today in World War II History—February 11, 1944”

  1. Sue Galucki says:

    How grateful we are for such amazing young men. They don’t look old enough to have flown so many missions!

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