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Old 5th October 2008, 08:42
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Searching for 4th Fighter Group contacts

Hi,
Please I would like to be in touch with historians, researchers etc and association of the famous 4th FG (ETO).
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Phil.
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Old 5th October 2008, 16:41
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Re: Searching for 4th Figter Group contacts

Mark Copeland is a member of this forum and should be able to help you as he is an Associate Member of the Fourth Fighter Group Association.

Mark, please note.

Tripp
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Old 5th October 2008, 16:47
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Re: Searching for 4th Figter Group contacts

This may be a good place to start,

http://www.fourthfightergroup.com/

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Mike
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Old 8th October 2008, 01:33
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Re: Searching for 4th Figter Group contacts

Phil,

What are you after in regards to the Fourth???

Mark Copeland
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Old 9th October 2008, 15:38
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Re: Searching for 4th Figter Group contacts

http://wademeyersart.tripod.com/
Wade Meyers is a great 4th FG historian in addition to being a outstanding painter of many 4th FG subjects and just a good guy!. He also hits the board here ever so often.
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Old 9th October 2008, 15:55
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Hello Mark ,

I've sent you a PM also , but maybe someone else on this forum could help. I'm looking for information / pictures about Lt Dale Leaf who was killed in action in my area on 2 September 1943 flying P-47 QP-I , 334 FS . His plane crashed at Dancourt , located between Rouen and Abbeville .No MACR available . Despite being buried at the Dieppe cemetary he is still reported as missing , maybe his body could'nt be identified .

Laurent
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Old 10th October 2008, 20:59
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Re: Searching for 4th Figter Group contacts

Dale B. Leaf was KIA in a clever trap when they caught the 4th climbing toward one batch of 6, then bounced by 15-20 from the other side.

Leaf last seen in Formerie area at 1750 with 4 Fw 190's on his tail in a steep dive.

FO 120.

He was from Marshalltown, Iowa and came to 334thFS on May 25

From Escort to berlin

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Old 11th October 2008, 19:44
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Re: Searching for 4th Figter Group contacts

Thx, Jack for the referral -

FWIW, in addition to maybe being able to answer 4th-related questions, I offer the complete WWII 4th FG Operational Diaries as PDF files on CD. All three squadrons are represented from '42 to '45 in about 2500 pages.

Recently I came into a large number of Eagle Squadron operational diary pages as JPEG files, and I'm thinking of adding them as a 'freebie' when the 4th Diaries are purchased. I had to pay through the nose to get the 4th diary pages scanned in as PDFs (not for the scanning - lucked out there - but in the shipping of many boxes of hard copies to Canada from the US as a 'trade' for the scanning - NOT cheap to ship!), but didn't have to pay for the Eagle Squadron stuff, thus the 'free' add-on.

If interested, email me at chicoartist@REMOVECAPSyahoo.com (remove the capital letters before sending!) and I'll tell you how to get your CD for $14.95 + shipping. Alternatively, go to eBay and search for "4th Fighter Group Operational Diaries" - it's in my eBay Store as well ...

Oh, before I forget, Osprey is releasing a book on the 4th next month by my friend author Chris Bucholtz.

Cheers!
Wade
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Old 12th October 2008, 20:46
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Re: Searching for 4th Figter Group contacts

Hi Mark,

Do you know the exact day of promotion of the following pilots

Charles F. Anderson to 1st Lt and also Capt
George Carpenter to Capt and also Maj
Van E. Chandler to 1st Lt and also Capt
Vermont Garrison to 1st Lt, Capt and also Maj
James A. Goodson to Capt and also Maj
Frank C. Jones, Jr. to 1st Lt and also Capt
Joseph L. Lang to 1st Lt and also Capt
Ted E. Lines to 1st Lt and also Capt (his real name is Ted or is it nikcname?)
Bernard L. McGrattan to 1st Lt and also Capt
Pierce W. McKennon to Capt and also Maj
Nicholas Megura to Capt and also Maj
Henry L. Mills to 1st Lt and also Capt
Paul S. Riley to 1st Lt and also Capt
Albert L. Schlegel to 1st Lt and also Capt
William E. Whalen to 1st Lt
Sidney S. Woods to LtCol and also Col

I am interested in US Aces and unfortunately the data and details about them are not mentioned by Frank Olynyk in his book Stars and Bars.

All data will be used for my own needs and will not be proveded to the third party and not be published.

My email addresses are Z.Kocab@seznam.cz or kocab.zdenek@ktvmb.cz.

Cordially Zdenek Kocab
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Re: Searching for 4th Fighter Group contacts

BTW, the group lost eight A/C on a single (strafing) mission to Germany and Czechoslovakia on April 16, 1945...
Good to hear the the site is accessible again:-)
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