413th Fighter Group (SE)





Courtesy of Bob Lather
Bob Lather Ready to Take a Shower

June 1945. The shower is a 55 gal gas drum with a shower attachment and an ordinary tire pump. Otherwise it's air tight. The tire pump is used to pump air in the drum making a pressurized shower.

Parker Tyler Collection
Parker Tyler's Okinawa Quarters

After the war ended the 413th was moved to Okinawa and took over the quarters of an engineering battalion that had moved elsewhere.  On Ie Shima the Fighter Group lived in tents.  The quonset huts were a vast improvement.

Document Library

DocumentJoe CocciaInterview
DocumentBob LatherInterview
DocumentHarrison ThyngBiography from www.af.mil
DocumentHarrison ThyngA Thyng of Valor from Air Force Magazine
DocumentHarrison Thyng"The Bloody Great Wheel" from sabre-pilots.org
DocumentParker TylerBiographical Information