Accession Number:

ADA393977

Title:

They Too Served: A Unit History of the 496TH Fighter Training Group, 1943-1945

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

In-theater Combat Crew Replacement Centers CCRCs represented a brief but important stop for replacement aircrews training to replace losses in the European theater during World War II. The Eighth Air Forces 496th Fighter Training Group operated a fighter CCRC at Goxhill, England and illustrated the unique challenges and successes of the CCRC mission. The 496th Fighter Training Group overcame maintenance shortfalls, aircraft shortages and persistent morale issues to train over 2,400 fighter pilots for combat duty in the Lockheed P-38 Lightning and North American P-51 Mustang.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE