p51 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "I"
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Pilot Name Biography Summary
Ray Ilich He was based at Caguari Sadenia, flying P-39's. He flew anti-sub patrol protecting ship convoys in the Mediterrarian Sea, while moving up the west coast of Italy behind the 5th Army advances. The 346th was re-equipped with P-47's and the mission changed to interdiction in support of "operation strangle" and the 5th Army. He flew 102 missions destroying ammunition depots, power stations, bridges, trains, tunnels, and railways.
Harold J. Ingley Graduated with 44-B after completing training in PT-13, BT-13, AT-6, 20 hrs. in a P-40 and the required 80 or so in the P-51. Sent overseas to Italy and Corsica, joined with the Jug Pilots of the 86th Fighter Bomber Group 526th Squadron, after 10 hrs. training in the P-47 , was in combat with the invasion of Southern France.
Norman M. Iverson After training in Hawaii he was sent with others as a replacement to the 318th Fighter Group stationed at Saipan in the Mariana's; the 318th Fighter Group P47N were transferred to Ie Shima where they flew escort for the big boys who were in B29's, B24's and on occasions the smaller bomber fleets and were also used for skip bombing, dive bombing, strafing and napalm, ground work along the China Coast, Korea, Kyusha and Honshu.
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