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Updated: 18 Aug 05

WIn honor of the 78th Fighter Group - 82nd 83rd 84th Fighter Squadrons of the 8th Air Force, USAAF who trained at Goxhill airfield.

Inscription to 78th Fighter Group on the main RAF Goxhill memorial which reads:

"In honor of the 78th Fighter Group

82nd 83rd 84th Fighter Squadrons of the 8th Air Force, USAAF who trained at Goxhill airfield. December 1942 - April 1943.
Operational at Duxford April 1943 - October 1945

In memory of fighter pilots who lost their lives

Group Commanding Officer Col Arman Peterson, May 1942 - 1 July 1943 killed in action

Total of 116 lost in action

May their memory live forever

Presented on behalf of the 78th FG Association 1999"

This photo appears with kind permission of mennok.demon.nl.

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