Fighter Training - Historic Wendover Airfield
Historic Wendover Airfield, Wendover Utah, Wendover Nevada,
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Fighter Training

Fighter Training

P-47 Fighter Training – Sixty trainees came to Wendover, Utah on May 31st, 1944 from Harding Field Indoctrination Center, Louisiana. Another group of 60 trainees came from Harding Field on June 30th, 1944. When the training ended in September 1944, the remaining aircraft and trainees were transferred to bases in the 72nd Fighter Wing.

The quick departure of the P-47 fighter training made way for the 393rd Bombardment Squadron (very heavy) as the core group of the soon-to-be assembled 509th Composite Group.

 

Photos are courtesy of Lt. Col (Ret.) Roland O. Byers of the 457th Bombardment Group. Photos were taken in December 1943.

 



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