413th Fighter Group (SE)




Courtesy of Arch Gratz

34th Squadron

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DocumentArch GratzInterview
DocumentGeorge OdenInterview
DocumentTom RoseInterview
DocumentBill SchierholzInterview
DocumentRollie WeeksInterview
Document34th Squadron YearbookBooklet
DocumentWard J. DerksBiographical Information
DocumentHarry C. Strawn InterviewFrom Our Men Of The Mountains - By Avis Gray
Courtesy of Mark Strawn
Harry Strawn, Operations Officer of the 413th is pictured here in a Spitfire in 1942. While flying in Africa, he was shot down twice. Retiring as a Lt. Colonel, Strawn was awarded both the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.
From The 34th Squadron Yearbook
Douglas "D.C." Jones is seen here painting an aircraft. Later in life the talented Jones wrote several historical novels set in the "old west", one of which, "The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer", was adapted for a TV movie. Jones also taught journalism at the University of Wisconsin and served as Public Information Officer for the Department of Defense.
Wes Tyler Collection (Stanley Bigus Photo)
P47N-2RE 44-88054 Mozella
Lt. Carl T. Kidd - Pilot, Cpl. Donovan - Armorer, S/Sgt. Stanley C. Bigus - Crew Chief, Capt. George O. Blare - Pilot