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368th Fighter Group Presentation by Docent Tim Grace

368th Fighter Group Presentation by Docent Tim Grace

Time: Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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Museum docent Dr. Timothy M. Grace will present the history of the 368th FG. The 368th was one of the most productive fighter-bomber groups during WWII, distinguishing itself flying P-47 Thunderbolts during six campaigns in Europe. Recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation, the Group provided air cover for the First and Third Army sweeps across Europe. Among its many notable firsts, it was the first to dive-bomb rockets sites and to drop napalm bombs. As the first unit to operate from the continent, the Group pioneered the role of pilots as forward air controllers.

The 368th recorded 149 aerial victories, the most among Ninth Air Force P-47 groups, and produced three aces. Dr. Grace, the son of one of the Group's pilots, is author of the critically acclaimed book, Second to None: The History of the 368th Fighter Group. A book signing and autograph session will follow.

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Program is Free with Museum Admission