Stories of the 357th Fighter Group "Yoxford Boys"

Gun camera film of Captain John England strafing a French D520 in Luftwaffe markings. 

 

Interview with 363rd FS Ace, OBee O'Brien  

Captain William R. "OBee" O'Brien, 363rd FS, 6 Victories

 OBee's Stories:

 

The Yoxford Boys and the Me262  

 

Captain Bob Winks    

Another Jet for the Yoxford Boys by Jon Guttman

Captain Bill Overstreet   

Short Snorter from Bill Overstreet  

Lt. Bill Overstreet, 363rd FS  

357th FG Mustangs in Sweden  

 

 

Crash site of 363rd FS Pilot Donovan Siverts  

 

 

RICHARD W. TAYLOR, 363rd FS   

 

Don Bochkay's "B" Model Mustangs 

 

A Name From the Past

 

Colorized photo courtesy Craig Kelsay

Captain Jim Browning's Last Mission 

Collection of WWII Newspaper Articles on Jim Browning.

Survey of Jim Browning's Crash Site

Jim Browning's Crash Site Found

Story of Jim Brown's Flight Cap

Normandy Invasion by Mark Stepelton

LeRoy Ruder

Notes from Mark Stepelton

Assistance to Hurry Home Honey

June 29, 1944 Rescue

My Encounter with an ME 262 By Carroll Ofsthun  

 

 

 

On The Other Side OF The Coin  

 

Kit Carson's Narrow Escape

 

The Short War of Don Rice

 

James T. Crump, 363rd FS

 

Air War Over Europe (Excerpts from Scott Richardson's Thesis)  

 

Morris McKinney, 364th FS  

 

A Speech Worth Dying For - Col. Russ Spicer  

 

On the Same Day - a collection of stories about the mission of 20 January 1945  

 

Will Foard, 364th FS  

 

The Yoxford Boys and the Arnhem Affair

 

German Ace Richard Franz tells of Combat against the Yoxford Boys during the Arnhem Affair

 

The Great Mouse Trap Play

 

   

Interview with 362nd FS Armorer, Hoyt Parmer

 

A View from the Flight Line, A personal Memoir (Merle Olmsted, Joe Deshay and Willar Bierly talk about maintaining the Mustangs of the 357th FG)

 

Drop Tanks - The Wartime Experience of Donald W. Marner  

 

Bernard Seitzinger, 364th FS

 

357th Big Beautiful Doll?

 

Down in the Drink

 

Captain Hubbard

 

D Day.  A Year Before the Big Bang Two stories from Ted Conlin

 

357th FG Aircraft Markings 

 

The Adventures of a Frantic V Crew Chief

 

How to Draw a Crowd 1945 ETO Style

 

Jack Cleland RNZAF Exchange Pilot

 

The Hard Way Home

 

Lt. John Jenest, 362nd FS

 

Remembering Jack Warren   

 

The Norwegian Odyssey of Bill Dunlop  

 

364th Pilot captures Prague/Ruzyne Airdrome  

 

Major Alva Murphy, Ace, 364th FS   

 

The Russian Pilot  

 

Captain William H. Mooney Jr. 

 

Matthew S. Martin, 362nd FS

 

Interview with 357th FG member William Blystone by Darrell Reel

 

"And Mama, what did you do in the great war?" The story of Red Cross Lady, Virginia Curnutt  
 

 

Dog Fight Over Germany. Kit Carson's account of the engagement on 14 January 1945.

Swiss Mustangs

 

108 Gallon Drop Tanks During Early 357th Operations

 

Roland Wright - pilot of Mormon Mustang. Hear his 1945 BBC radio interview.

 

"Joy Ride" My flight in "Eager Beaver" 

 

RV-8 Old Crow

My Account by Lt John W (Jack) Dunn, 362nd FS  

 

The Mustangs of John England 

 

New 357th Memorial to Kirby Brown

 

From Bali to Berlin - An Interview with General Tommy Hayes by Jon Guttman     

 

A Tale of two P-51s Named Joan by Merle Olmsted 

 

Pete Peterson's P-39 Adventure   

 

The Mystery of the 364th Squadron's "PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA 

  

D-Day and the Yoxford Boys

 

Leiston Airfield

 

German Aircraft After the War.

 

Memories of the 357th FG by Joe Shea

 

Story of 363rd FS pilot Lt Lawrence Dale Wood

 

Story of 364th FS pilot, Jerome Jacobs
   

In the works:

A Walk in France Summer of '44

Story of Charles G. Jones, P-51 Fighter Pilot Oct 19, 1944.

November 1944

To read more stories of the 357th FG from Frank Aldridge's 357th FG site click here: http://www.357thfightergroup.com/

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Drawing by Merle Olmsted

 

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